Pune: Hockey United, SRPF and Excellency Academy kept a clean slate logging their second wins in a row to book spots in the last-8 in the 7th Late Hussain Hockey Championship, at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, Pimpri, on Thursday.
Later, GST & Customs jumped into the reckoning with a thumping 13-0 win over Green Meadows to share Group-E honours with Krida Prabodhini with 3 points. The match between, Krida Prabodhini and Green Meadows will decide the qualifier.
In Group-A, Hockey United led by Aniket Goud (9th & 16th) got past Satara XI 5-0. In another encounter, SRPF scored at will to down Vikrant Warriors and ended up getting half a dozen (6-0) to move into the knock out stage from Group-D.
Earlier, in a Group-C encounter, Excellency Academy led by a four-goal effort by Yuvraj Walmiki (9th; 28th, 39th, 40th) posted a 7-0 verdict over opponents Aspat Academy to remain unscathed in the group.
So far, six teams including Income Tax, Hockey Lovers, PCMC have made it to the quarterfinals.
Group-A: Hockey United: 5 (Ankit Goud 9th, 16th; A. Yadav 31st; Gufran Shaikh 42nd; Pratiyoa W) b Satara XI: 0. HT: 2-0
Group-E: GST & Custom: 13 (Mcudip Kerketa 1st, 37th; Salmona Lakara 5th; Soujip Eldea 10th, 32nd; Abhiram Lungun 12th; Sargam Pokale 19th, 41st, 43rd; Vikas Pillay 21st; Felia Boa 36th, 39th; Abhishekh Swamy 44th) b Green Meadows: 0. HT: 6-0
Group-D: SRPF, Pune: 6 (Vruvesh Gankop 4th, 6th; Sandesh More 8th, 12th; Rohan Pawar17th; Jitesh Nalawade 49th) b Vikrant Warriors: 0. HT: 5-0
Group-C: Excellency Academy: 7 (Yuvraj Walmiki 9th; 28th, 39th, 40th; Sourabh Patil 34th; Prince Chaurasia 45th; Aniket Sapkal 47th) b Asphat Academy: 1 (Shubham Thakur 24th). HT: 1-1.