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Punjab Warriors hammer Kalinga Lancers to win Hockey India League

Last updated on: February 21, 2016 21:43 IST

Jaypee Punjab Warriors celebrate their Hockey India League win on Sunday

IMAGE: Jaypee Punjab Warriors celebrate their Hockey India League win on Sunday. Photograph: Hockey India League/Facebook

Jaypee Punjab Warriors thrashed Kalinga Lancers 6-1 in the final to win the fourth edition of the Hockey India League in Ranchi on Sunday.

The Punjab-based side were third time lucky as they had finished runners-up in the last two editions. They lost to Delhi Waveriders in 2014 and to Ranchi Rays last year.

The Warriors led 2-1 at the end of the second quarter but pumped in two field strikes -- with each field goal counting as two -- in the final two quarters to take the game away from the reach of Kalinga Lancers.

Armaan Qureshi (4th minute), Matt Gohdes (39th) and Satbir Singh (42nd) found the target for Punjab Warriors while captain Moritz Fuerste scored the consolation goal for Kalinga Lancers in the 24th minute.

Earlier, Delhi Waveriders got the better of defending champions Ranchi Rays 2-0 in the bronze medal play-off match to finish third in the competition,