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MJAC 2015: Oman easy meat for India in the Quarter (11/19/2015)
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India easy meat for Oman in the Quarterfinals 9 0, in the semis

Kuantan, 19th November 2015: Harjeet Singh's Indian team completed the formality of reaching the semifinals with a thoroughbred 9-0 victory over Oman in the quarterfinals of 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup today.

India will now face Japan in the first semis to be played on 21st.

Dominating India lost no time in entering the scorecard. Harmanpreet Singh converted a stroke to put India on top.

India thereafter continued with goal fest.

as Harmanpreet struck again converting a penalty corner 15 minutes into the fisrt half.

India fired four more goals to settle the first half score at 6-0 to India’s favour. Armaan Qureshi, Gurjant Singh, Santa Singh and Mandeep Singh were the scorers respectively in the first half.

India’s run into the opposition continued in the second half as well with Harjeet Singh taking India 7-0 up in the first 11 minutes of the second half. A penalty corner there after saw Harmanpreet reaching his first hat- trick in the tournament. The last nail in the coffin was a field goal by Md. Umar ensuring a comfortable win for India in the quarter-final encounter.

“The performance against Oman will give us a lot of confidence. A win with such a huge margin will help us come back to the training grounds with a lot of energy and strive for more in the upcoming semi-finals. We are taking one step at a time and our energies are now just focussed on converting the semi-final encounter to our favour,” said coach Harendra Singh.

Harmanpreet’s hat-trick in the match take his tally of goals to 9 in the tournament making him highest scorer for India.

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