May 2010 Issue
2008 - 2009
APRC Challenge Cup (8 Goals)
November 30, 2008
The final was a very, very fast moving and exciting game. Both teams had players who enjoyed a quick paced format. By the end of the 2nd chukker JPC were leading with a score of 4 - 2. In the 3rd chukkar Manupal godara, the star player for the Sahgal Stud / Simbhaoli team, struck two quick goals. The first one was an under the nexk shot from 80 yards away when a JPC player missed the ball while trying a cut shot to turn the ball away from their own goal. The second goal was a penalty taken by Manu. he score was tied at 4 - 4. Later in the same chukker Simran Shergill, who played an incredible game, converted one for JPC. At the end of the 3rd chukker JPC led Sahgal Stud / Simbhaoli by 5 goals to 4. In the 4th chukker Sahgal Stud once again scored a goal to equalise. JPC responded by 2 quick goals to take the lead 7 - 5. However, Sahgal Stud were not done. They score a goal to reduce the margin to one goal. With 40 seconds remaining Manupal made a run for the goal and passed the ball to Gaurav Sahgal who was about 10 yards from the goal and in a scoring position which would have tied the game. howver, a foul was blown by the umpires and it went in favour of JPC. JPC won the game 7 - 6.
Abhimanu Pathak, and Varun (Timmy) Sharma both played and incredible game. Their combination with Simran Shergill took the game away from Sahgal Stud / Simbhaoli where Manu and father/son Sahgals played well too but could not overcome the JPC team.