Air-India Academy beat Signal Corp 3-2 in a league match of the 21st DCM Shriram All India Hockey Tournament in Kota on Monday.
Punjab and Sind Bank Academy warded off a determined challenge to prevail over Local District Hockey Association 2-0 in another match.
Air-India got off to an excellent start when Kamalesh scored two goals in the first half.
They started the second half on a positive note when Hanza increased the lead to 3-0. However, Signal Core bounced back in style, pumping in two goals in quick succession to reduce the margin. The winners, however, played with determination to deny any further chance to their opponents.
In the second match, though PSBA made several impressive moves right from the beginning, they failed to score any goal in the first half.
However, they pumped in two goals through Damandeep Singh in the second half to emerge winners.