Raja scored five (13th, 44th, 50th, 55th & 57th) while Surender scored a hat-trick (40th, 52nd & 54th) to help Tamil Nadu Police blow away Indira Gandhi Memorial Hockey Club 11-1 in the Shriram City-CHA Super Division League match at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium on Tuesday.
Dinesh Kumar put IGMHC ahead in the 7th minute but Kaliraj was quick to equalise in the 14th minute. Raja made it 2-1 two minutes later. The first half was evenly poised and both teams gave their best shots. But the hell broke loose in the second half.
Surender, who provided adequate support to Raja in the frontline, scored in the 40th minute to make it 3-1 while Shanmugavel made it 4-1 in the 43rd minute and Raja increased the tally to 5-1 in the next minute. Raja, who looked unstoppable after tasting the blood twice, came with another three in the 50th, 55th and 57th minutes to complete his 5-goal spree. Surinder scored his second in the 52nd minute and completed his hat-trick by scoring in the 54th minute.
In the other match of the day, Integral Coach Factory blanked Greater City Police 4-0.
Results: TN Police 11 (Raja 13th, 44th, 50th, 55th & 57th; Kaliraj 14th; Shanmugavel 43rd & 59th; Surender 40th, 52nd & 54th) beat IGMHC 1 (Dinesh 7th)
ICF 4 (Sahil 6th, Rakesh Tete 9th, Sanjay Xalco 34th, Surender 57th) beat Greater City Police 0