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Hockey India League: Turner helps Lancers beat Waveriders, go top

February 05, 2016 21:15 IST

Kalinga Lancers Glenn Turner

IMAGE: Kalinga Lancers Glenn Turner (left) vies for the ball with a Delhi Waveriders' player during their Hockey India League match in Bhubaneswar. Photograph: PTI

Kalinga Lancers rode on Glenn Turner's twin field strike to cruise to a comfortable 4-0 win over Delhi Waveriders and register their fourth victory in the fourth Hockey India League in Bubaneswar on Friday.

Turner scored two brilliant field goals in the fifth and 56th minutes as Lancers produced an inspired show before their home crowd.

As expected, the Lancers started the first half on an attacking note and drew the first blood through a spectacular field goal from star Australian Turner as early as in the fifth minute, giving the hosts an early lead of 2-0 as according to new scoring rule in HIL one field goal is counted as two. 

The Lancers still did not lose hope and kept pressing hard, until they finally scored their and Turner's second field goal of the day in the 56th minute. 

With this win, the Lancers have 22 points in their kitty and now lead the points table with four wins and two losses from six games.

The Waveriders are languishing at the fifth spot with 17 points from seven games. 

Kalinga Lancers will next host Jaypee Punjab Warriors on Sunday, while the Waveriders will play Dabang Mumbai in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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