THALASSERY: Last year’s runner-up Thrissur started its campaign with an emphatic 10-0 win over Kottayam in the 54th State senior men’s hockey championship at the Municipal stadium here on Friday.

Host Kannur improved its chances of a place in the semifinal with wins over Idukki and Alappuzha respectively.

The results (league): Kozhikode bt Kasaragod 2-0; Thrissur bt Kottayam 10-0; Ernakulam bt Wayanad 4-0; Kannur bt Idukki 10-0; Kollam bt Idukki 8-0; Kannur bt Alappuzha 1-0; Kollam drew with Alappuzha 1-1.

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