Krida Prabodhini, SNBP Academy enter last 8; join MPHA, Jai Bharat in KOshttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/krida-prabodhini-snbp-academy-enter-last-8-join-mpha-jai-bharat-in-kos-5387327/

Krida Prabodhini, SNBP Academy enter last 8; join MPHA, Jai Bharat in KOs

On Wednesday, the Army Boys Sports Company, Bihar and Sports Authority of Gujarat walked into the last 8.

Hosts SNBP Academy were on song in their Pool-A encounter. (Representational Imahge)

Pune-based Krida Prabodhini, SNBP Academy, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Association (MPHA) and Jai Bharat Hockey, Bhiwani, Haryana, booked quarter-final berths with comfortable wins to top their respective pools in the third SNBP All-India Hockey Tournament (Boys Under-16) at the Shiv Chhattrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi, in Pune on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Army Boys Sports Company, Bihar and Sports Authority of Gujarat walked into the last 8. In a Pool-D encounter, last year’s third-placed Krida Prabodhini logged their second win downing Hockey Coorg 11-0. The win was fashioned by Akshay Shende’s four goal effort.

Hosts SNBP Academy were on song in their Pool-A encounter. They recorded the highest score of the day beating Hockey Dhulia 13-0. Shadab Mohammed had the distinction of scoring a hattrick inside three minutes to lead the way.

From Pool C, Haryana’s Jai Bharat Hockey, moved to the knockouts with a 5-1 victory over Mumbai School Sports Association (MSSA). Later, from Pool-B, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Association recorded their second win in as many days, putting out Delhi’s Guman Hera Risers 3-1.