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Odisha wins national title in Hockey India Junior Mens National Championship

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Gangpur-Odisha emerged as the ‘B’ division champions in the 5th Hockey India junior men’s National championship 2015, when it beat Bengal 4-2 in the final played at the Chamundivihar stadium on sunday.

Gangpur-Odisha’s forward Sibren Lakra hogged the limelight by scoring a hat-trick. The Gangpur outfit controlled proceedings in the early part of the first half, but Bengal came back strongly and went into the lead in the 10th minute, when Gurpreet Singh scored off a penalty corner conversion.

Gangpur-Odisha and Bengal were promoted to the ‘A’ division to be played next season.

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