Pune: PCMC XI played out an exciting draw to remain unbeaten, while Hockey Lovers and Chikalwadi Young Boys logged wins in their respective groups in the 7th Late Hussain Hockey Championship, at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, Pimpri here on Tuesday.
In an evenly matched Group H encounter, PCMC played out a 3-3 draw with Kids XI to end their group encounters with 4 points.
Hockey Lovers won full points downing Rakshak SC 2-0 in their opener, while Chikalwadi YB signed off their group with a huge 8-2 win.
PCMC with two goals from Anand Gaikwad (11th) and Rishab Awad (12th) took the lead after trailing from Kids XI’s Md Shariq ninth-minute penalty-corner conversion. Kids XI had Arif Qureshi (17th) take the game into half time 2-2.
On resumption, Shabir Shaikh converted a penalty stroke and Kids skipper Vivek Kale levelled to end sharing sixx-goals.
Hockey Lovers opened their account with a facile 2-0 win over Rakshak SC in Group-F.
Two second half goals; the first of a penalty corner by Ankush Potre (16th) and then a field goal by Mayur Banerji (23rd) helped the winners lead 2-0.
In the second half, Hockey Lovers did well to hold their lead and win full points.
Group-H: PCMC XI: 3 (Anand Gaikwad 11th; Rishab Awad 12th; Shabir Shaikh 33rd) drew with Kids XI: 3 (Md. Shariq 9th; Arif Qureshi 17th; Vivek Kale 48th). HT: 2-2
Group-F: Hockey Lovers: 2 (Ankush Potre 16th; Mayur Banerji 23rd) b Rakshak SC: 0. HT: 2-0
Group-A: Chikalwadi YB: 8 (Rahul Rasala 1st, 32nd, 44th; Selvaraj Pillay 39th, 46th, 49th; Aditaya Rasala 41st; Mangesh Durga 47th) b Vikrant Warriors: 2 (Dattaraj J 9th; Aditya Khude 12th). HT: 0-0
Group-C: Excellency Academy: 10 (Yuvraj Walmiki 3rd, 9th, 33rd, 47th; Bhushan Dhere 12th; Sunil Rathod 16xxth; Aniket Muthiya 24th; Prince Chaurasia 31st; Anket Sapkal 38th; Vinit Kamble 49th) b Super XI: 0. HT: 5-0.