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Hockey India League: UP Wizards hammer Punjab Warriors 4-1

February 11, 2016 00:34 IST

UP Wizards celebrate a goal against Jaypee Punjab Warriors

IMAGE: UP Wizards players celebrate a goal against Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League. Photograph: Facebook (Hockey India League)

Uttar Pradesh Wizards finally recorded their first win in their last game on home turf defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors 4-1 in a Hockey India League (HIL) match in Lucknow.

With this win, Wizards now are placed third in the league table with 23 points to their kitty, keeping their hopes alive for a place in the semi-finals to be played in Ranchi on February 20. 

The first quarter began with Jaypee Punjab Warriors pressing hard to take an upper hand in the match, but the hosts were well prepared to handle the pressure, not allowing the visitors any chances to score. 

Uttar Pradesh Wizards, who have so far lost all their home games were playing carefully, but the visitors kept pressing hard and their efforts were finally rewarded through a penalty corner in the 10th minute.

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