Services Sports Control Board,Hockey Jharkhand and Hockey Odisha won their league matches in contrasting style at the third Hockey India Senior Mens National Championship being played at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex and Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium.
In Group C,SSCB notched up their third win in three matches scoring a 6-1 victory over Sports Authority of India. In Group E,Hockey Jharkhand scored a resounding 12-2 win over Bengal Hockey Association with Divakar Ram scoring a hattrick (6,14,37 minutes). In the same group,Hockey Odisha edged out Comptroller & Auditor General 3-2 in a close encounter.
Jharkhand and Odisha will take on each other on Thursday to decide who will move into the last eight from their group.
In Group A,Association of Indian Universities received a walkover from Hockey Arunachal. In the same group,Delhi will take on Punjab in an important match on Thursday with the winner taking the final quarter-final spot.