RSPB retains Senior National Women’s hockey title

Navneet Kaur and Neha scored braces as RSPB thrashed Madhya Pradesh 5-0 to retain its hockey Senior National Championship title.

Indian international Vandana Katariya scored for RSPB in the final.   -  SANDEEP SAXENA

Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) defeated Madhya Pradesh 5-0 to retain the Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship (Division A) title for the record sixth consecutive time here Monday. The defending champion went unbeaten in the competition in its title defence.

Neha (12', 16') and Navneet Kaur (25', 28') scored a brace each after Vandana Katariya (10') handed RSPB the lead in the summit clash of the ninth edition of the tournament.

Haryana claimed the third spot after eking out a narrow 3-2 win over Maharasthra in the third-fourth place match earlier in the day.

Sonika (6'), Rani Rampal (39') and Deepika (49') scored for Haryana, while Lalruatfeli (13', 42') struck both the goals for Maharasthra.