Lucknow, (IANS) Hosts Uttar Pradesh stormed into the quarterfinals of the Junior National Men’s Hockey Championship defeating Jharkhand 6-0 in their last Pool D league match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Monday.
Others who qualified for the last eight were last year’s runners-up Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
The hosts dominated the proceedings throughout the 70 minute battle and led 4-0 at half-time.
Raju Pal scored three goals and Imran Khan netted two. The fifth goal was an own goal scored by a Jharkhand defender.
Odisha displayed a supreme game to crush Tripura 13-0. Rajin scored the championship’s third hat-trick scoring five in total. Amon Mirash struck a brace while Saroj, Amit, Josech, Bikas, Alsem scored a goal each.
Madhya Pradesh downed Goa 16-0. They scored eight goals in each half.
Nikki Kaushal, Armaan Gurishy and Sarfaraz Khan netted three goals each, where as M Nizamuddin, Rana Pratap and captain Shakir Hussain shared six goals between them. Abhay Yadav too scored a goal in the first half.
Bihar’s 6-1 win against Rajasthan was a dead rubber match in Pool H as Himachal Pradesh already made it to the quarterfinals with two wins in as many matches.
Rahul Kumar scored two goals while Vikas Kumar Singh, Raushan Kumar and Ravi Kumar scored one each.
Himachal Pradesh outplayed Puducherry 11-0.