Ranchi Rays trashes Kalinga Lancers 4-0 in the Hockey India League match at Astro Turf stadium at Ranchi today. It was an excellent performance by Ranchi Rays who dominated the match. They took the revenge from Kalinga Lancers when they lost 3-6 in the opening match of the tournament.
In the first quarter Kalinga Lancers got back to back penalty corners but did not take advantage of it. Ranchi Rays took the lead when Ashely Jackson converted the penalty corner into a goal to give Ranchi Rays a 1-0 lead. After that no goal took place. At the end of first quarter it was 1-0 in favor of Ranchi Rays.
In the second quarter Kalinga Lancers got two more penalty corners but did not take advantage of the chances. Kalinga Lancers missed another chance in the “D” in the 9th minute when the striker hit a reverse flick but went wide of the post. Kalinga Lancers tried many shots but did not make use of the chances. At the second quarter it was 1-0 in favor of Ranchi Rays.
In the 3rd quarter Ranchi Rays was awarded a penalty corner in the 2nd minute. Ashely Jackson hit a powerful shot and gave Ranchi Rays a 2-0 lead. Ranchi Rays continued their attack as they pressurized Kalinga Lancer’s defense. Ranchi Rays smashed the 3rdth goal in the 6th minute when Mandeep Singh and Nick Wilson combination made the goal look easy. They took a 4-0 lead when Ashely Jackson earned a penalty corner and converted penalty corner into a goal to give a hatrick . After that goal Ranchi Rays made life very difficult for Kalinga Lancers At the end of 3rd quarter Ranchi Rays took a 4-0 lead.
In the fourth quarter Kalinga Lancers made a positive move in the 2nd minute but the defensve made an excellent save. Ranchi Rays earned a penalty corner but was well saved in by Kalinga Lancers keeper. Kalinga Lancers earned the 6th sixth penalty corner in the 10th minute but the shot was deflected wide off the goal post.
With this win Ranchi Rays has jumped to third place in the points table.