Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Sports > Hockey > PTI > Report


Maratha Warriors score second win

January 08, 2006 00:20 IST

A fine all-round displayby Shivendra Singh enabledMaratha Warriors register their second consecutive victory in the Premier Hockey League on Saturday night.

They beat Sher-E-Jalandhar 2-0 in a Tier-I match at the Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh.

The Warriors, who earned three points from today's victory to top the table with six points, were charged up right from the beginning.

The first quarter was a high-voltage one with both teams trying desperately to achieve the first breakthrough. For the Warriors, L de Bruijn of the Netherlands got a chance early on, but could not position himself well to execute a precise hit.

While old warhorse Dhanraj Pillay, instrumental in his team's first victory over defending champions Hyderabad Sultans, guided the younger lot, it was Shivendra who created many good moves.

Shivendra made an excellent move on the right flank in the 22nd minute and fed 20-year-old Pakistani Adnan Zakir. The player from Karachi positioned himself well to hit the ball past goalkeeper Maninder Singh.

In the fourth quarter, Shivendra scored a spectacular shot to take his team to victory. However, the Warriors failed to score from the two penalty-corners that came their way.

Sher-E-Jalandhar, with huge support from the crowd who braved the intense cold wave to cheer the Punjab team, could not utilise any of the five penalty-corners they earned. One of their sure shot chances to score off a penalty-corner was brilliantly foiled by Warriors' skipper Viren Rasquinha.

Under pressure after conceding lead to the Warriors, Sher-e-Jalandhar never seemed to get into the act and only tried to make some desperate moves towards the end.

Their woes increased after Pakistan's Mohammed Saqlain of was shown red card by umpire Satendra Sharma when the player threw his stick expressing his dissent over a decision.

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 1




Sub: Maratha Warriors score second win !

Congratulations.


Posted by Dr.Cajetan Coelho




Disclaimer


Advertisement






Copyright 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.