Punjab and Haryana on Thursday registered wins in their respective pool matches to join Jharkhand and Odisha in the semifinals of 4th Hockey Sub- Junior Boy's National Championship (Division A) in Ranchi.
While Punjab outclassed Maharashtra 8-0 in a Pool C match, Haryana defeated Mizoram 3-1 in a Pool D encounter.
Meanwhile in incosequential matches of the day, Uttar Pradesh eked out a close 6-5 win over Manipur in Pool C while Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Chandigarh Olympic Association 7-2 in Pool D.
Results of the day
: Pool C: Uttar Pradesh 6 Suvran Khandkar (5th, 46th, 55th and 62nd minutes); Abhilash Gupta (43rd) and Arif Mohd (53rd) vs Manipur 5 Ibung Singh (20th), Dhananjoy Singh (50th and 59th), Thoungamba Metei (66th) and Dipu Singh (67th).
Pool C: Hockey Punjab 8 Inderjit Singh (10th); Kawaljit Singh (11th, 46th and 57th); Harmeet Singh (44th); Mehkeet Singh (47th and 65th); Amanpreet Singh (50th) vs Hockey Maharashtra 0.
Pool D: Haryana 3 Mandeep Mor (13th and 30th), Abhishek (40th) vs Mizoram 1 Lallawmawma (49th).
Pool D: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 7 Ravi Panche (12th, 35th, 52nd, 59th); Alishan Khan (24th, 42nd); Harshdeep Kapoor (65th) vs Chandigarh Olympic Association 2 Maninderjeet Singh (52nd, 55th).