VISAKHAPATNAM: Sports Training Centre, Secunderabad scored an easy 6-1 win over Vijayawada XI in the first MLA Cup State-level invitation hockey tournament at Elamanchili to reach the semifinal super league stage on Friday.
East Godavari prevailed over West Godavari 2-1 and Gudur Hockey Club downed a depleted Visakhapatnam XI 3-1 while host Elamanchili XI swamped Vizianagaram XI 7-0.
The results: STC 6 (Azharullah Khan, G. Vijaya Kumar (2), M. Ajay Babu, B. Kasi Viswanadham and Safiuddin 56) bt Vijayawada XI 1 (S. Narayanaswamy); East Godavari 2 (N. Satyanarayana, K. Srinivasa Rao 59) bt East Godavari 1 (Sk. Abdul Azeem); Gudur Hockey Club 3 (N. Ramesh, P. Sravan Kumar, R. Ramaswamy) bt Visakhapatnam XI 1 (Sk. Waheed); Elamanchili XI 7(B. Satyanarayana, K. Sekhar, M. Lakshminarayana, L. Ramesh, K. Satya Mahesh, K. Naresh, K. Srinivas). Special Correspondent