BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy will take on Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy and Raja Karan Hockey Academy will face Namdhari XI in the semi-finals of the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 as the team stormed into the last-four stage here on Sunday.
In the first quarter-final, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy scripted a thrilling 4-3 win in the shoot-out against SAI-Academy (Kolkata), following a hard-fought 2-2 draw in the regulation time.
Lovepreet Singh (4', 27', 48') scored a hat-trick as Raja Karan Hockey Academy, Karnal registered a clinical 7-1 win against Salute Hockey Academy to book their berth in the semis.
Namdhari XI held their nerves to register a thrilling 5-4 win in the shootout against SGPC Hockey Academy, following a dramatic 4-4 draw in the regulation time in the third quarter-final.
In the fourth quarter-final, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy beat Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Jamshedpur by a dominating 5-1 margin. IANS