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Hockey India League: Punjab Warriors hold Lancers, seal semi-final berth

February 15, 2016 23:41 IST

Punjab Warriors players in action against Kalinga Lancers in their Hockey India League match in Chandigarh

IMAGE: Punjab Warriors players in action against Kalinga Lancers in their Hockey India League match in Chandigarh. Photograph: Facebook (Hockey India League)

Jaypee Punjab Warriors came back from behind to hold Kalinga Lancers to a 4-4 draw and seal their place in the semi-final of the fourth Hockey India League in Chandigarh on Monday.

The match also marked the first draw of the fourth edition of HIL. 

Punjab Warriors, who now have 29 points in their kitty, became the second team after defending champions Ranchi Rays to book a semifinal berth.

Kalinga Lancers raced to a 4-0 lead through two field goals from Malak Singh (14th minute) and Quirjin Caspers (29th) before Punjab Warriors made a strong comeback with field strikes from Matt Gohdes (35th) and Jake Whetton (59th). 

According to new scoring rules introduced in HIL, one field goal is counted as two.

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