IMPHAL, January 10:A hat trick from Suresh Sharma helped Hockey Union (HU), Lairikyengbam blanked Khongman Student Club (KHSC), Khongman 8-0, in the first semis of U-14 Waribam Herojit Memorial Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at Practice Ground, Khuman Lampak, today.
His first goal scored in the 21st, 29th and 49th minute respectively, after Y Bidyananda had scored the opening in sixth minute. The latter scored his brace in the 28th minute.
W Nirajkumar, S Chingkheinganba and Y Nedish Singh shared the remaining goals in the 18th, 37th and 40th minutes.
Meanwhile, in the second semis today, CDO, Charangpat defeated Posterior Hockey Academy Manipur (PHAM), Yaiskul 4-3 through tie breaker.
Both the teams were 1-1 draw in the allotted time, the referee added nine minutes extra time, but in the extra time no team were able to break the deadlock. Penalties decided the winner.
PHAM’s K Keke Sharma scored the opening goal in the 14th minute while S Atom equalized in the 48th minute.
In the tie breaker, Th Boky, S Atom and Th Ahendra scored for CDO while N Dutta and N Amar scored for PHAM.