SPORT

MLI-Excise split points

BANGALORE, DEC. 6 . Maharatta Light Infantry and Central Excise played out a 1-1 draw in the inaugural match of the Deccan Herald Super Division league hockey tournament here on Monday. Amit Kadam opened the scoring in the third minute for MLI and Central Excise could only manage the equaliser in the 53rd minute of its sixth penalty corner. The Excisemen had seven penalty corners in all.

In the second fixture, Karnataka State Police trailing 0-1 at half-time against Hindustan Aeronautics Limited bounced back to carve out a 2-1 win. K.P. Roy slotted home the first goal for HAL off its first penalty corner in the eighth minute. HAL had one more penalty corner chance, which went abegging. KSP levelled the scores through Madappa's goal in the 46th minute and wrested the advantage a minute later when Darshan Kumar fired home the fourth penalty corner.

Tuesday will have only one match in the Super Division league.

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