Thimmaiah brace spurs Karnataka

Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a brace as Karnataka beat Sports Authority of India 5-2 to register their second consecutive win of Pool C in the third Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship here on Tuesday.

In Pool A, Deepak Thakur hammered in five goals as Punjab crushed Association of Indian Universities 11-1 while Mohit scored a hat-trick in Hockey Delhi’s lop-sided 11-1 win over Gujrat.

Manipur too scored an easy win in Pool G, K Roshan and Ksh Victo netting a brace as they flattened Kerala 10-3.

Results: Pool A: Punjab: 8 (Deepak Thakur 3rd, 28th, 31st, 60th, 63rd, Vikramjit Singh 24th, 49th, Ravi Pal 33rd) bt Association of Indian Universities: 4 (Ramandeep Singh 16th, Razin Kandulana 37th, 45th, Hardeep Singh 66th); Hockey Delhi: 11 (Own Goal 3rd, Mohit 5th, 14th, 16th, Parveen Kumar 20th, Parshant 26th, Kabir Sharma 27th, Kuldeep 28th, Pradeep Kumar 45th, Anil Kumar 55th, Rajbir Yadav 58th) bt Gujrat: 1 (Rohit Thakur 35th).

Pool C: Karnataka: 5 (Nikkin Thimmaiah 13th, 43rd, Own Goal 28th, SK Uthappa 42nd, MB Aiyappa 70th) beat Sports Authority of India: 2 (Pal Raju 37th, Sunil Yadav 51st).
Pool E: Hockey Himachal Pradesh: 1 (Gourav Kumar 43rd) drew with Bengal: 1(MD Riyazuddin 58th).

Pool G: Manipur 10 (TH Kiran 11th, 47th, K Roshan 15th, 62nd, Own Goal 16th, Amarjit 22nd, Ksh Victo 38th, 41st, Ksh Wangamba 42nd, TH Ojit 62nd) bt Kerala: 3 (Avinash AT 29th, 50th, 64th); Andhra Pradesh: 5 (Ramesh Krishna 12th, 16th, Arvind 45th, 70th, Sampath Kumar 50th) bt Uttarakhand: 3 (Own Goal 45th, Kailash Singh 51st, Arvind Singh 53rd).

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