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BANGALORE, Sept 25: Defending champion Haryana continued its winning spree in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship, setting for a 3-1 verdict against a fighting Puducherry for its third straight win in Pool A league here today, and are on course for a berth in the quarter finals. While, Maharashtra, who will face Haryana tomorrow (26 Sept) at 8:30AM, defeated Bengal (3-1) in the early morning match today.

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012 (Photo Courtesy: www.deepthiindukuri.com)

Air India out classed Nagaland with the score board reading 16-0, to make three wins from three league matches and confirming their berth in the quarters. Air India will take on winners of Pool D in 4th Quarter Final on 30th September.

Tamil Nadu, who drew with Odisha in their campaign opener, won 16-1 against Kerala and qualified for the Quarter Finals on the basis of better goal difference (39), while Odisha defeated Gujarat 17-0 and managed to get a goal difference of 34.

Hosts Karnataka held centre-stage and started their campaign with a 5-0 victory over Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh defeated Delhi 5-2 in pool B contests.

Services scored a 16-0 win against Chhattisgarh to spice up the competition in Pool C, where Punjab and Services are not only strong contenders for the Quarter Final appearance but also of the title. While Chandigarh defeated SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) 5-1 in Pool D match.

There is a change in the match timings, Match #29, which was originally scheduled at 7:30AM will be played 8:30AM on 26th September 2012.

The results of Day 3 of 2nd Hockey India National Championship, Bangalore:

Pool A: Haryana 3 (Harpreet Singh 21, Karamjit Singh 27, Naveen Antil 50) beat Puducherry 1 (Kamalakannan 23). Half time 2-1.  Maharashtra 3 (Narad Bahadur 22, 65; Vijay Thapa 50) beat Bengal 1 (Adesh Balmiki 62). Halftime: 1-0.

Pool B: Karnataka 5 (SK Uthappa 4, Nitin Thimmaiah 34, VR Raghunath 40, Mohan Muthanna 56, MB Aiyappa 62) beat Himachal Pradesh 0. Halftime: 2-0. Andhra Pradesh 5 (Ajay Babu 24, Krishna Kishore 45, 70, Ramesh Krishna 50, 68) beat Delhi 2 (Pawan Singh Chauhan 23, Avtar Singh Mann 61). Halftime: 1-1.

Pool C: Services 16 (Sanwar Ali 10, 38, Arumugam 8, 20, 37, 54, Sairaj Alira 12, 32, 62, 64, Lovepreet Singh 26, 51, Sunil Somwarpet 27, 53, Sukhdev Singh 48, Muthanna Pradhan 66) beat Chhattisgarh 0. Halftime: 6-0.

Pool D: Uttarakhand 3 (Manoj Singh Rawat 12, 32, Kailash Singh Jalal 39) beat Goa 0. Halftime 1-0.

Pool E: Air India 16 (Naveen Sangwan 3, 10, 13, Vikas Pillay 7, Somanna Pradhan 9, 62, 68, Sandeep Singh 15, 22, Birendra Lakra 28, 41, Vikram Pillay 36, 37, 69, Vinod Pillay 65) beat Nagaland 0. Halftime: 8-0. Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 11 (Arman Qureshi 14, 52, 65, Amit Kumar Singh 20, Vikas Choduhary 21, 26, 46, 56, Nizamuddin Mohammed 24, Shakir Hussain 50, Irshad Iqbal 59) beat Rajasthan 0. Halftime: 5-0.

Pool G: Tamil Nadu 16 (Ashok Kumar 11, Rupinder Pal Singh 21, 30, 42, 46, 62, V Raja 25, Vinod Rayer 29, 55, 65, Gunasekar 33, 67, Sivamani 45, Manoj 51, Damu 58, 63) beat Kerala 1 (E Sarin 57). Halftime: 7-0.

Day 4 (26th September 2012) Schedule:

S.No DATE TIME PITCH POOL TEAMS
29 26.09.2012 8:30 AM 1 A HARYANA vs MAHARASHTRA
30 26.09.2012 W.O. 1 C PUNJAB vs ARUNACHAL PRADESH
31 26.09.2012 10:00 AM 1 B DELHI vs HIMACHAL PRADESH
32 26.09.2012 2:30 PM 1 B KARNATAKA vs MIZORAM
33 26.09.2012 4:00 PM 1 C JAMMU & KASHMIR vs SERVICES
34 26.09.2012 7:00 AM 2 D GOA vs SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL
35 26.09.2012 8:30 AM 2 H MANIPUR vs ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
36 26.09.2012 10:00 AM 2 H BIHAR vs COMBINED UNIVERSITIES
37 26.09.2012 11:30 AM 2 F ASSAM vs UTTAR PRADESH
38 26.09.2012 1:00 PM 2 A PUDUCHERRY vs HOCKEY BHOPAL
39 26.09.2012 2:30 PM 2 F INDIAN RAILWAYS vs TRIPURA
40 26.09.2012 4:00 PM 2 D JHARKHAND vs CHANDIGARH

Pitches: Bangalore Hockey Stadium, Langford Road (Pitch 1, aka Shantinagar Hockey Stadium) and MEG AstroTurf at MEG Centre, Banaswadi Road (Pitch 2).

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