Maharashtra, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central Secretariat and Bengaluru HA entered the quarter-finals of the Arise Steel 9th Hockey India Senior Men's hockey championship 'B' Division here Saturday.
In Pool A, Hockey Maharashtra beat Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 2-1 with goals from Rahul Sander (27th minute) and Pratap Shinde (60th minute).
Himanshu Sanik had equalised for MP Hockey Academy in the 54th minute through a field goal.
Shinde's goal helped Maharashtra win and enter the quarter-finals as topper of Pool 'A'.
In Pool 'B', Jharkhand trounced Andaman & Nicobar 18-0 while in a Pool 'C' game, Sahastra Seema Bal edged out Jammu and Kashmir 3-2 to reach the last eight.
In Pool 'D', Bengaluru HA rode on Harish Mutagar's hat-trick (22nd, 23rd, 30th minute) to score a 8-2 win over Andhra.
It was the third win for Bengaluru.
Both Bengaluru and Chhattisgarh secured 10 points each (3 wins and a draw) but the former advanced on the basis of better goal difference.
Results: Pool A : Hockey Uttarakhand beat Hockey Bihar 9-4;
Pool B : Hockey Jharkhand bt Hockey Andaman & Nicobar 18-0, Sashastra Seema Bal bt Hockey Jammu & Kashmir 3-2.
Pool C: Central Secretariat beat Hockey Mizoram 12-0, Hockey Andhra Pradesh beat Hockey Gujarat 6-2.
Pool D: Bengaluru Hockey Association beat Andhra Hockey Association 8-2.
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