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Tamil Nadu seal quarterfinal berth at Senior Men Nationals

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Hockey Unit of notched up a dominating 4-1 win over Hockey to book their place in the quarterfinal on the seventh day of the 8th Hockey Senior Men National Championship here today.

H Hariharan (23rd minute), S Silverstalin (25th), G Saravanakumar (50th) and S Niranjan Sai Ganesh (57th) were the goal-scorer for Tamil Nadu, while Hockey could only score once in the 55th minute through Ibungo Singh Konjengbam.

With this win, topped their Pool D with a tally of 7 points.

In another match, Authority of - Hockey Academy thrashed Hockey 16-1 to finish second in Pool D with six points.

For Authority of Gujarat, Ruchit Patel (4th, 17th, 39th, 41st, 49th, 52nd, 52nd), (18th, 21st), Dhruvil Patel (21st, 38th), Shyamprakash Yadav (19th, 51st), Nikal Asari (44th), (59th) and (60th) sounded the board, while Krushnarajsinh Zala (46th) scored for Hockey

In a Pool E match, continued their invincible run as they beat Hockey Puducherry 5-2 to seal their place in the quarterfinal. They topped their Pool with three wins out of three matches.

Ramesh (23rd, 30th) and N Honnur Swamy (40th, 57th) scored twice each for while Rama Shankar (58th) also scored a goal. The two goals for Hockey Puducherry were scored by S Muthukrishnan (26th, 60th).

In another in Pool E, it was Goans Hockey who registered their first victory of the competition by beating a win-less Hockey 4-3.

In a well-contested match, Goans Hockey led 3-0 after 26 minutes. Hockey pulled two goals back in two minutes which were also separated by a Goans Hockey goal in the 43rd minute, making the scores 4-2 in the latter's favour.

Hockey threatened in the latter stages of the match and scored a third goal in the 50th minute to make it a nervy last 10 minutes.

Goals for Goans Hockey were scored by (7th, 13th), Suraj Gaonkar (26th) and Ayyaz Khan (43rd) while Vinay Xess (42nd), Samu Hassa (43rd) and Shambhu Kumar (50th) scored for Hockey Bihar.

In a Pool A match, Authority of notched up their third win, spanking a hapless Hockey side 13-0.

Abhishek (20th, 28th, 39th) and Pramod (22nd, 38th, 53rd) scored hat-tricks for Sports Authority of while seven different players scored a goal each for the victors, namely Pravakar Minz (8th), (24th), Ravi (29th), (40th), P Surya Prakash (43rd), B N Sridhar (50th) and Vikram (60th).

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:20 IST