Mumbai Customs charged to a comfortable 2-0 win against Bombay Republicans in the Men’s final of the Ambernath Hockey Welfare Association organized eighth Joe Fernades Memorial nine-side instant hockey tournament 2018 and played at the St. Stanislaus astroturf ground, Bandra.
The superior and experienced Customs outfit held the upper hand and took the lead when full-back but did not be not able to defend. After switching ends, Customs increased their lead when the ace forward Jayesh Jadav scored in the 24th-minute to seal the triumph.
Earlier in the semi-finals, Bombay Republicans powered by Moses Pullanthara’s fine hat-trick defeated the visiting Kalyan Boys 3-0. Pullanthara successfully converted a penalty corner in the very fourth minute to give Republicans the lead. He was again on target scoring from a field effort to double Republicans lead in the 17th minute and in the first minute of the second half, Pullanthara netted the third goal to complete his hat-trick and seal Republicans passage to the final.
In the second semi-final, Customs blanked Union Bank of India 4-0. Jayesh Jadhav and Alden D’Souza scored two goals each to a round of the winning tally for the excisemen.
From Online Sources