Latest Sports News:Kalinga Lancers gave a stupendous defeat to the Dabang Mumbai by the score ratio of 4-1 and grabbed their maiden Hockey India Leagu
Latest Sports News:Kalinga Lancers gave a stupendous defeat to the Dabang Mumbai by the score ratio of 4-1 and grabbed their maiden Hockey India League (HIL) title in Chandigarh on Sunday.The lancers had won the runners-up title last year and was well-managed to get the winning crown this year.German great and Lancers captain Moritz Fuerste helped it’s team to score in the 30th minute to extend the lead to 3-0 on the other hand Australian forward Glenn Turner helped the Bhubaneswar-based team to take a 2-0 lead with his 18th minute field goal.
The India international Affan Yousufscored back a point in the third quarter of Dabang Mumbai moreover by a penalty corner in the 33rd minute, but it was not enough as minutes from finish Fuerste put the final nail in the coffin to convert another penalty corner and make the scoreline 4-1.
In the league phase of the tournament the Lancers and Dabang Mumbai and had finished first and second respectively.For a field goal two points are awarded but only one is given via playing through a penalty corner.
Earlier on this day only, Agustin Mazzilli had scored a late field goal to help Uttar Pradesh Wizards register a 5-4 come from behind win over Delhi Waveriders to claim the bronze medal in the fifth edition of the tournament.
The match was very interesting as both the teams were were creating goal-scoring chances but both teams failed to make them count.
The Lancers were finally able to break the deadlock in the 18th minute through tournament’s highest scorer so far, Turner, who found himself positioned to tap home a Fuerste pass from outside the D after it took a deflection from Lalit Upadhayay’s stick.
With time running out, the Mumbai made many attempts to make a comeback but their desperate attempts led with three back-to-back penalty corners.
Trailing by two goals, the Mumbai outfit went for indirect tries in search of field goals but they failed to capitalise on the opportunities.