|Avatar Singh Sohal "Tari"|
There was some spite off the field and it was by the Goan clubs taking aim at a Goan traitor, the brilliant strategist Hilary Fernandes who broke ranks and played for the emperors of club hockey: Sikh Union. The venom was poisonous that when Hilary and Elsie wanted to get married none of the Goan clubs would let them use their halls. I know Hilary was hurt because I was his Best Man.
The great hockey rivalry
Sikhs: Avtar Singh Sohal, Gursharan Singh Sehmi, Hardev Singh Kular, Jagnandan Singh, Kirpal Singh Bhardwaj, Pritam Singh Sandhu, Surjeet Singh Deol, Surjeet Singh Panesar (8)
Goans: Saude George, Anthony Vaz, Egbert Fernandes, Edgar Fernandes, Hilary Fernandes, Alu Mendonca, Silvester Fernandes. Reynold D’Souza, Leslie Pinto (9).
Sikhs: Surjeet Singh Jnr, Amar Singh Mangat; Sang Singh, Jagnandan Singh, Hardev Singh, Avtar Singh, Santokh Singh (7)
Goans: Reynold Pereira, Egbert Fernandes, Leo Fernandes, Hilary Fernandes, Silu Fernandes, Alu Mendonca (6).
Sikhs: Kirpal Singh Bhardwaj, Harvinder Singh Marwa,Jagmel Singh Rooprai, Jagjit Singh Kular, Davinder Singh Deegan, Santokh Singh Matharu, Amarjeet Singh Marwa, Surjeet Singh Panesar, ch); Avtar Singh Sohal (9)
Goans: Leo Fernandes, Reynolds Pereira, Phillips De Souza (3).
Sikhs: Amarjeet Singh Marwa, Avtar Singh Sohal, Brijinder Daved, Davinder Singh Deegan, Harvinder Singh Marwa, Harvinderpal Singh Sibia, Jagjit Singh Kular, Jagmel Singh Rooprai, Ranjit Singh Sehmi, Resham Singh Bains, Surjeet Singh Panesar, Surjit Singh Rihal, Tarlochan Singh Chana (13).
*Cyprian Fernandes is a former Chief Reporter of the Nation.