Pune: Krida Prabodhini, Income Tax Department, GST & Customs had it easy wins, while Hockey United struggles in their respective matches to advance into the next round of the inaugural Ajit Dada Chashak Hockey Tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, Nehrunagar in Pimpri, here on Tuesday.
In a one sided encounter, Krida Prabodhini swamped Friends Union Club 10-0 and likewise Income Tax Department pushed Green Meadows to the door with a 9-2 win.
Later, GST & Customs arrested the run of SRPF (State Reserve Police Force) 7-0 and Hockey United edged out Hockey Lovers 3-2.
In the days mid afternon game, Krida Prabodhini rode on three goal efforts by Taleb Venkatesh Kenche (3rd, 15th, 31st), Taleb Shaikh (9th, 14th, 24th), Gopal Mote (34th, 35th, 38th) to push down Friends Union Club.
In an earlier matches of the day, Hockey United came from behind to put out Hockey Lovers 3-2.
The architect of the win was a two-goals-in-four-minutes effort by Sufiyan Shaikh.
Hockey Lovers’ Swapnil Garsund (11th) scored first netted before Mohammed Talib (22) made it 1-1 for Hockey United.
Anvit Angeer (30th) gave Hockey Lovers the lead again, before Sufiyan Shakh took over for Hockey United - he equalised in the 40th and struck the match winner in the 44th minute of play.
GST and Custom 7 (Felix Barla 6th, 24th, 38th; Mandip Karketta 33rd, 37th; Sangram 41st; Masidas Mundu 46th) bt SRPF 0.
Income Tax Department 9 (Atharva Kamble 13th, 44th; Vikram Singh 15th; Asish C 24th, 49th; Chirag Mane 26th; Santosh Kastute 34th; Ajitesh Roy 41st; Nitin Kumar 48th) bt Green Meadows 3 (Stephen Sumi 22nd, 30th; Jay Kale 41st).
Krida Prabodhini 10 (Venkatesh Kenche 3rd, 15th, 31st; Taleb Shaikh 9th, 14th, 24th; Gopal Mote 34th, 35th, 38th; Satish Patil 40th) bt Friends Union 0.
Hockey United 3 (Mohammed Talib 22nd; Sufiyan Shaikh 40th & 44th) bt Hockey Lovers 2 (Swapnil Garsund11th; Anvit Angeer 30th).