KARACHI - The MCB Junior Hockey Super League is progressing smoothly here at the Hockey Club of Pakistan without any problem or incident with teams and officials maintaining discipline only to avoid the wrath of the vigilant tournament director former Olympian Hanif Khan. In his meeting with the officials of the 10 teams taking part in the championship just before the start of the eighteen-day event on September 1, Hanif had made it clear that he wanted a smooth event without on or off the ground incidents. He is present on the ground from the first match in the afternoon to the fourth and last match played under floodlights late at night, keeping close eye on the teams. So far close to 32 or more matches of the league round have been played but no untoward incident or clash amongst players on the ground or pressure on the umpires during matches were recorded. There have been a few red cards but only to control the flaring tempers. Because of constant presence of Hanif, the officials of the teams were also maintaining discipline. No extra player is allowed on the side benches and technical officials on the benches have been allowed acceptable minimum coaching from the sidelines. Just one right decision of the PHF to appoint Hanif as a tournament director is making vast difference in the smooth running of the event. A veteran official involved in holding the matches, daily observed that Hanif's presence has made the difference. But other contributing factor is fear amongst the officials and players of financial penalties. The teams were given a good amount in daily allowance and at the end of each match Rs 5000 is awarded to the player of the match. Each day Rs 20,000 is given as player of match award. He said no hockey event is complete without an ugly situation but so far junior championship has not seen any. It could be because the players are young and under-18 and playing first time in a national event and also do not know much about the game. The umpires are supervising matches without any pressure knowing well that their performance would be assessed at the end of the event. In the meantime, there was plenty of action in the ground on Wednesday night when four matches were decided. Top of the points table, Lahore Lions swept aside Peshawar Hawks 6-4 in a high scoring match. Lahore trailed 2-0 in the first session of 25 minutes but came strongly in the second when they slammed four goals adding two more in the third session. Kashif Shah and Abdul Khaliq scored two goals each while Ghaffar and Javed added one goal each to the winners score sheet. Zohaib Khan scored two and Anis Akhtar and Sardar Hafeez scored for the Hawks. Earlier in the day, Abbottabad Rockets registered its second win in two days when they beat Larkana Qalanders 2-0. Muhammad Rehan and Abdul Qayyum scored for the Rockets who on Tuesday have defeated Karachi Dolphins. In another contest, Faisalabad Bulls gored Quetta Leopards 2-0 with both the goal coming in second session. Akber Ali and Nughman Ahmed scored for the winners. The last match of the day played late night between Multan Falcons and Islamabad Tigers ended in a goal less draw. Top eight teams on the points table at the end of the single league will qualify for the quarterfinals. Bottom two teams will be ousted from the competition, which carries Rs 200,000 for the winning team. Larkana and Multan are expected to finish at the two bottom rungs of the championship. Four more matches will be played on Thursday.