Madurai defeated Thanjavur by a lone goal, scored by Sathish Kumar in the 42nd minute, in the SDAT hockey league here on Friday.

The scores: Pool A:  Madurai 1 (Sathish Kumar 42) bt Thanjavur 0; Chennai 7 (Aarul Stalin David 5,  Muthappa 15, Aiyappa 20, 36, 34; Shan 29, 38) bt Dharmapuri 1 (og); Madurai 3 (Sithukannan 10, 25, 45) bt Salem 0; Thoothukuddi 2 (Nithan Kumar 28, Muthu Kumar 45) bt Thanjavur 0.

Pool B: Dindigul 1 (Arulanaatha Raj 58) bt Ariyalur 0; Kancheepuram 8 (Vinoth 4, 60, 14, 59; Nannan 1, 18, Prem Kumar 16, 32, 37) bt Tiruvannamalai 2 (Aravindan 15, Kumarasen 50); Dindigul 2 (Arockia Roger Milton 3, Vincent Ayyadurai 8) bt Ooty 0; Tirunelveli 4 (Rahul 9, 21, Karthick 26, Senthil Nayagam 35) bt Ariyualur 1 (og).

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