Biddatanda Cup: Fancied Palangada, Madetira advance

Riding on a fine hat-trick by Dilan Devaiah, Madetira steamrolled Mukkateera 7-1 in their preliminary round match in Kodava family hockey tournament for Biddatanda Cup at General K S Thimayya Stadium at Cheriyaparambu near here on Wednesday.

In another match played at the same venue, the five-time champion Palangada blanked Kabbacheera 4-0.

Palangada Muthappa sounded the board twice while former India international Amar Ayyamma and Pradhan Cariappa netted a goal apiece for the team which had featured in eight finals in the tournament which started in 1997.

Olympian Len Aiyappa, who did no harm to his reputation, produced a superlative performance to steer Ballachanda to a 4-0 victory against Cheyyanda. In the other matches played today, Kadanda edged out Bolakaranda 4-1 while Mekerira recorded a resounding 5-0 win over Boliyadira. Paradanda stave off a stiff challenge from Pattacheruvanda 1-0.

Other results
Pandanda beat Kamneyanda 3-1; Karthamada beat Theethimada 2-0; Itteera beat Mandira 5-1; Chappanda beat Mallamada 2-0; Bollanda beat Chotteyanda 1-0; Machangada beat Kaliyatanda 3-1; Kongetira beat Nadikeriyanda 4-0; Thadiyangada beat Chendira 4-0; Udiyanda beat Allaranda 3-0.

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