10 June 2013: The Hockey Maharashtra, Odisha and Himachal Pradesh completed the quarter-finals line-up of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2013 being played at Moti Lal Nehru Sports Complex, Rai in Sonepat (Haryana).
In Pool B, Odisha defeated Tamil Nadu 7-1 in their concluding league match. Odisha scored through Dipsan Tirkey (6 min), Jpseph Toppo (6 min), Joseph Toppo (24 min), Sunil Ekka (33 min), Saroj Barla (45 min), Felix Baa (60 min) and Teophil Kujur (64, 70 min) while M Dhilleepan (3 min) scored for Tamil Nadu.
Himachal Pradesh beat Puducherry 6-1 in the Pool F league match to enter the quarter-finals. Himachal Pradesh who remains unbeatable so far in the championship scored through Prabhjot Singh (9 min), Karanbir Singh (12, 31 min), Amandeep Singh (16 min), Tarandeep Singh (38min) and Pawan Rajbhar (47 min) while Puducherry’s only reply came from Daisan (53min).
The Hockey Maharashtra registered their third consecutive win in Pool H to qualify for the quarter-finals. In a hard fought match, The Hockey Maharashtra defeated Chandigarh 2-1. Chandigarh took the lead in the 29th minute with the goal scored by Major Singh while The Hockey Maharashtra leveled the score in the 34th minute through Ashutosh Lingesh. In the 47th minute Abdul Aziz Pathan scored the winning goal for The Hockey Maharashtra.
In the other match of Pool H, Tripura scored a 6-0 victory over Goa.
Pool B- Odisha 7 (Dipsan Tirkey 6, Joseph Toppo 24, Sunil Ekka 33, Saroj Barla 35, Felix Baa 60, Teophil Kujur 64, 70) beat Tamil Nadu 1 (M Dhilleepan 3)
Pool F- Himachal Pradesh 6 (Prabhjot Singh 9, Karanbir Singh 12, 31, Amandeep Singh 16, Tarandeep Singh 38, Pawan Rajbhar 47) beat Puducherry 1 (Daisan 53)
Pool H- The Hockey Maharashtra 2 (Ashutosh Lingesh 34, Abdul Aziz Pathan 47) beat Chandigarh 1 (Major Singh 29)
Pool H- Tripura 6 (Shiromani Kumar 16, Mohd Danish 19, Himanshu 39, Parth Aggarwal 44, 63, Faiz Sarwar 46) beat Goa 0
Quarter-Final Fixture (Tuesday, 11 June 2013):
Quarter-Final 1: Punjab vs Sports Authority of India (0630hrs)
Quarter-Final 2: Odisha vs Himachal Pradesh (0830hrs)
Quarter-Final 3: Haryana vs Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (1400hrs)
Quarter-Final 4: Delhi vs The Hockey Maharashtra (1600hrs)