SSCB, Jharkhand, Odisha notch up victories

Pune: Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), Hockey Jharkhand and Hockey Odisha won their respective league round matches in contrasting styles on Wednesday at the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship.
In a group E match, SSCB notched up their third win in three matches, outplaying Sports Authority of India 6-1.
Hockey Jharkhand scored a resounding 12-2 win over Bengal Hockey Association with Divakar Ram scoring a hat trick, while Hockey Odisha edged out Comptroller & Auditor General 3-2 in a close encounter.
Jharkhand and Odisha will take on each other tomorrow for a place in the last eight.
In Group A, Association of Indian universities received a walkover against Hockey Arunachal.
Tomorrows Fixture:
Pimpri Chinchwad Ground: Group A – Hockey Punjab V/S Hockey Delhi 7.00AM; Group C – Hockey Karnataka V/S Hockey Bihar 8.30AM; Group E – Hockey Himachal Pradesh V/S Comptroller & Auditor General 2.30PM and Hockey Jharkhand V/S Hockey Odisha 4.00PM.
Balewadi Ground: Group G – Hockey Uttarakhand V/S Hockey Kerala 2.30PM and Hockey Manipur V/S Hockey Andhra Pradesh 4.00PM.