IMPHAL, Nov 27: SSA Thoubal has lifted the trophy for 5th Edition of G Khelchandra Memorial Men’s Open Hockey Tournament after defeating MPSC by 4-3 goals in the final match held today at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium, Imphal. The goal for victorious SSA team were scored by H Mani (two goals) in 11th and 28th minutes while Ch Nepolian and K Arun added one goal each to the team’s score in 49th and 61st minute respectively.
S Tarunkumar and P Adeva scored the goals for runner-up team MPSC.
SSA got two penalty corners while MPSC got six penalty corners during the match.
Pritam of SSA, Th Romesh of MPSC and H Mani of SSA were adjudged the best goalkeeper, best player and man of the match respectively.
The winner received Rs. 20,000 while runner-up MPSC got Rs. 10,000 as the cash prizes of the tournament.