Lancers keep winning

Kalinga Lancers clinched its fourth win, defeating Delhi Waveriders 4-0thanks to two field goals by New Zealand’s Glenn Turner in the Coal India Hockey India League fixture at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.

The hour-long contest belonged to the Kiwi as he astutely grabbed the opportunities and finished them in style.

In the first quarter, he collected a loose ball and surged swiftly towards the goal. He succeeded in dodging the rival defender and sent the ball past the custodian in a scintillating manner. With just few minutes to go for the final whistle, Turner killed the contest with an elegant reverse flick.

Delhi got just one penalty corner and squandered it. Team’s ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh was off-colour on a day when everything went wrong for Delhi.

The first quarter saw both teams playing attacking hockey. Delhi’s Mandeep Singh pressed hard from the right flank and looked menacing. But his moves were thwarted by a resolute Lancers’ defence.

The script was the same in the second and third quarters with Delhi forwards raiding the rival circle only to be blocked by the defenders.

Lancers’ Adam Dixon got a yellow card for harsh tackle in the third quarter.

In the final quarter, Delhi tried its best to get penalty corners but in vain. Lancers collected five points to take its tally to 22. They will be meeting Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the next tie here on Sunday.

The result: Kalinga Lancers 4 (Glenn Turner 4 FG) bt Delhi Waveriders 0.

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