Jaypee Punjab Warriors continued their winning run by defeating Delhi Waveriders by 3-1 at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium at New Delhi today. It was a great comeback by the Punjab side secured twh win despite trailing 1-0. It was their third win and are the top of the standings of the Hockey India League.
Delhi Waveriders began off to great start as they attacked a lot in the first quarter itself but Punjab Warriors keeper was excellent as he made some excellent saves. Delhi Waveriders scored the first goal of the match in the first quarter when Akashdeep hits a shot and it was deflected by a striker. It gave Delhi Waveriders a 1-0 lead. At the end of first quarter it was 1-0 in favor of Delhi Waveriders.
In the second quarter Delhi Waveriders tried many shots at Punjab Warriors goal but Jaap Stockaman saved many goals. Malik Singh scored a goal but Delhi Waverdiers asked for a review but and the decision was upheld. At the end of the 2nd quarter it was 1-0 in favor of Delhi Waveriders.
In the third quarter no goals were scored by both teams. They tried several goals but no teams were able to score the goal. At the end of third quarter it was 1-0 in favor of Delhi Waveriders.
In the fourth quarter Punjab Warriors earned a penalty corner and Cirello converted into goal to make it 1-1. Soon after, SV Sunil scored a great goal to give Jaypee Punjab Warriors a 2-1 lead. Punjab scored the 3rd goal when Affan Yussuf hit a reverse flick shot to make it 3-1. It was an excellent performance by Japyee Punjab team as they made a great comeback. By winning this game it firmed their place at the top of the standings.