One-sided matches had been the order of the day but once more within the Hockey India-Thirteenth senior National males’s championship right here on Tuesday.
Karnataka outplayed Bihar 12-1 in Pool C whereas Manipur eased previous J&K 15-1 for its second successive win in Pool E.
In different matches, Bengal opened its marketing campaign with a 3-1 victory over Madhya Pradesh whereas Andhra Pradesh beat Goans 3-1 in Pool F.
Manipur impressed with its structured play. It pumped in 9 targets within the first half (5 in first quarter and 4 in second). It maintained the momentum within the third, scoring 4 and slowed down a bit within the fourth and final quarter with simply two targets.
Favourite Punjab will play its first match towards Maharashtra in Pool D on Tuesday after its contest towards Tripura was forfeited the opposite day when the latter failed to show up.
Pool C: Karnataka 12 (Raheel Mouseen Mohd. 11, 14, Abharan Sudev 13, 55, Sheshe Gowda 15, Chetan Mallappa Karisiri 18, 42. N. G. Somaiah 21, Harish Mutagar 22, 28, Likith Bm 27, Bharath Mahalingappa Kurtakoti 38) bt Bihar 1 (Abhay Kumar 54).
D: Uttarakhand w/o Tripura.
E: Manipur 15 (Dhananjoy Moirangthem Meetei 3, 23, Laishram Dipu Singh 5, Ningombam Jenjen Singh 10, Kshetrimayum Wangamba 12, Ganendrajit Ningombam 13, 25, Suresh Singh Shurenshangbam 30, Ibungo Konjengbam Singh 34, 55, Innocent Munda 35, Nilakanta Sharma 39, Chinglensana Singh 39, 54, Thokchom Kirankumar Singh 44) bt J&K 1 (Rakshit Sharma 21); Bengal 3 (Santosh Barla 20, Rajendra Oram 38, Amon Mirash Tirkey 48) bt MP 1 (Akshay Dubey 31).
F: AP 3 (Galla Siva Pramod 8, Ragipati Sandeep Kumar 36, Puchalapalli Santha Kumar 57) bt Goans 1 (Shubham Sharma 6).