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Swasth™ Masters League 2.0: Game Week 3 Points Table and Beyond


18 Sep 2023 | Sri NPV Ramasamy Udayar Hockey Centre. In the highly anticipated Swasth™ Masters League 2.0, Game Week 3 has brought with it a whirlwind of thrilling hockey action. As we enter the heart of the tournament, it's time to unveil the points table for Pool A & pool B, where seasoned veterans from various teams have been battling it out for supremacy on the hockey turf. Here's a comprehensive look at the points table and the captivating story it tells:

Pool A Standings


Madurai Veterans Lead the Pack: Madurai Veterans have asserted their dominance in Pool A. With an impressive 3 wins out of 4 matches and a goal difference of +9, they sit comfortably at the top with 11 points. Their goal-scoring prowess and solid defense have made them a force to reckon with in this edition of the league.

Adambakkam Veterans in Pursuit: Adambakkam Veterans have secured the second spot with 6 points from 3 matches. While they have a goal difference of 0, their determination and strategic gameplay put them in contention for the top spot.

Tamilnadu Veterans' Remarkable Goal Difference: Tamilnadu Veterans, the defending champions, have showcased their prowess with an astonishing goal difference of +11. Although they have played only 2 matches, their 4 points make them strong contenders for the top two spots. Pool B Standings


Madras Veterans Leading the Charge: Madras Veterans have kicked off their campaign on a high note, securing the top spot in Pool B. With 2 wins out of 2 matches and a goal difference of +8, they have displayed their championship credentials.

SM Nagar Hockey on Fire: SM Nagar Hockey is hot on Madras Veterans' heels, also securing 2 wins out of 2 matches with an impressive goal difference of +5. Their dynamic performances have catapulted them into the contention for the top spot.


Most Goals Scored and Conceded

  • The team with the most goals scored so far is Madurai Veterans, notching an impressive 13 goals.

  • On the other end of the spectrum, Madras Masters have unfortunately conceded the most goals, with a goal difference of -17.

Total Goals Scored: 67

A Blend of Field Goals, Penalty Corners, and Penalty Strokes

The Swasth™ Masters League 2.0 has been a goal-fest, with a total of 67 goals lighting up the scoreboards. The goals have come in various forms, including 53 remarkable field goals, 12 from penalty corners, and 2 from penalty strokes.


Top Scorers:

Among the standout performers, Ramadoss from Madurai Veterans leads the scoring charts with an impressive tally of 8 goals, showcasing his striking prowess. Not far behind is Sivakumar of Thunder Squad, who has netted 4 goals with finesse. These goal-scoring wizards have kept the spectators on the edge of their seats, delivering moments of pure excitement in each match. Last years Top Scorer Olympian Adam Sinclair has 2 matches left in the league stages to make a mark on this years Golden Stick award. As the league progresses, the race for the Golden Stick remains as captiv


Insights from Coaches and League Director

Madurai Veterans' Coach: "We've had a fantastic start to the league, and our focus is to maintain this momentum. Our goal is to clinch the championship and make our fans proud."

Nilgiris Veterans' Coach: "The Swasth™ Masters League has been a great experience for us. The level of competition is high, and we had great learning with every game. We are eagerly awaiting the upcoming matches."

Padmashri V Baskaran, League Director: "The league is shaping up to be an exhilarating journey for both players and fans. We're witnessing exceptional hockey talent, and I'm excited to see how the competition unfolds."

Mr. Mohd Moghul Muneer, Technical Director: Masters League has played a crucial role in showcasing veteran talent, and I'm proud to be associated with this initiative."


Dr Prakash Ayyadurai, President & Mr Prabhakaran Secretary of Hockey Tiruvallur were elated while expressing the appointment of Mr Mohd Muneer as the Technical Delegate for the upcoming Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Men's Hockey Competition, Hangzhou (CHN) 24 Sep - 6 Oct 2023.

It's indeed a proud moment for us, he is a humble & very strict official matters. It's a great honour for Tamilnadu, India that he is appointed at the helm of the prestigious competition. This will be a inspiration to many of the youngsters to take up officiating hockey as a serious career option. Here more to read on his appointment: https://tms.fih.ch/competitions/1602/officials


Predictions and Aspirations

As we analyze the current standings, it's evident that Madurai Veterans and Adambakkam Veterans in Pool A, along with Madras Veterans and SM Nagar Hockey in Pool B, are strong contenders to secure the top two spots in their respective pools. However, we cannot discount the defending champions, Tamilnadu Veterans, who have demonstrated their dominance with an impressive goal difference of +11. With two more matches in hand, they have the potential to turn the tide in their favor. As the tournament progresses, we anticipate intense competition as these teams vie for the coveted top spots.


The Swasth™ Masters League 2.0: Final Schedule

The excitement continues to build as we approach the thrilling final stages of the Swasth™ Masters League 2.0. After weeks of intense competition and outstanding performances, the league has reached its pinnacle. Mark your calendars and get ready for some exceptional hockey action in the upcoming matches!


Final Match Schedule:

  • Match 15 (23-09-2023, SAT, 14:30 HRS)

    • Pool A: TAMILNADU VETERANS VS MOUNT UNITED

  • Match 16 (23-09-2023, SAT, 16:00 HRS)

    • Pool B: THUNDER SQUAD VS S M NAGAR

  • Match 17 (24-09-2023, SUN, 14:30 HRS)

    • Pool A: MADRAS MASTERS VS MOUNT UNITED

  • Match 18 (24-09-2023, SUN, 16:00 HRS)

    • Pool B: MADRAS VETERANS VS THUNDER SQUAD

  • Match 19 (30-09-2023, SAT, 14:30 HRS)

    • Pool B: SM NAGAR VS MADRAS VETERANS

  • Match 20 (30-09-2023, SAT, 16:00 HRS)

    • Pool A: ADAMBAKKAM VETERANS VS TAMILNADU VETERANS

Semifinals

(01-10-2023, SUN, 14:30 HRS)

Semifinal 1: WINNER OF POOL A VS RUNNER OF POOL B

(01-10-2023, SUN, 16:00 HRS)

Semifinal 2: WINNER OF POOL B VS RUNNER OF POOL A


Hardline: (02-10-2023, MON) LOSER OF SEMIFINAL 1 VS LOSER OF SEMIFINAL 2


Grand Finale (02-10-2023, MON)

WINNER OF SEMIFINAL 1 VS WINNER OF SEMIFINAL 2


The Swasth™ Masters League has showcased incredible talent, fierce competition, and the spirit of sportsmanship. As we head into the final matches, the anticipation is at its peak. Who will emerge as the champions of this prestigious league? Join us in witnessing the grand finale and celebrating the power of hockey!


Stay tuned for live updates, commentary, and post-match analysis as we conclude the Swasth™ Masters League 2.0 with a spectacular showdown in the final match. Don't miss a moment of this thrilling journey!

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