June 5, 2013: Services Sports Control Board, Jharkhand and Odisha won their league matches on the 9th day of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013.
In Pool C, Services Sports Control Board won their third consecutive match, as they defeated Sports Authority of India 6-1.
In Pool E, Jharkhand scored a resounding 12-2 win over Bengal with Diwakar Ram scoring a hat trick in the 6th, 14th, 37th minutes.
In the other match of Pool E, Odisha edged out Comptroller & Auditor General 3-2 in a close encounter. Jharkhand and Odisha will take on each other on Thursday and the result of their match will decide who will move into the last eight from their Pool.
In Group A, Association of Indian Universities got a walkover from Arunachal Pradesh. In the same Pool, Delhi will take on Punjab in an important match which will decide the quarter-finalist from their Pool.
Pool C- Services Sports Control Board 6 (S Arumugam 5, Siraju A P 19, Lovepreet Singh 37, 67 Sanwar Ali 50, 51) beat Sports Authority of India 1 (Neeraj 38)
Pool E- Jharkhand 12 (Own Goal 1, Diwakar Ram 6, 14, 37, Anil Xaxa 12, 49, Roshan Minz 20, Shashi Topno 47, Banmali Xess 53, Welson Minz 58, Amarjeet Ekka 62, Arvind Kujur 65) beat Bengal 2 (MD Riyazuddin 33, Varinder Singh Gill 34)
Pool E- Odisha 3 (Deepak Ekka 50, 67, Own goal 51) beat Comptroller & Auditor General 2 (Triveni Prasad 44, Own Goal 54min)
Fixture for Thursday, 6 June 2013
Venue- Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium, Pimpri
Pool A- Punjab vs Delhi (0700hrs)
Pool C- Karnataka vs Bihar (0830hrs)
Pool E- Himachal Pradesh vs Comptroller & Auditor General (1430hrs) and Jharkhand vs Odisha (1600hrs)
Venue- Shiv Chattrapati Shivaji Sports Complex
Pool G- Hockey Uttarakhand vs Kerala (1430hrs) and Manipur vs Andhra Pradesh (1600hrs)