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Warriors stage fantastic fightback, beat Delhi 3-1

Warriors stage fantastic fightback, beat Delhi 3-1
Punjab Warriors continued their impressive run and came from a goal down to beat defending champions Delhi Waveriders 3-1 and register their third consecutive win in the Hockey India League on Friday. Down by a goal till the first three quarters, it took a spirited fightback from the Warriors to maintain their winning streak, pumping in three goals in the fourth and final quarter through Ciriello (50th minute), SV Sunil (54th) and Affan Yousuf (56th).

It was the Waveriders who struck early through Child’s superb strike. Child deflected in a fantastic diving goal after being set up by Akashdeep Singh’s pass from the left flank. Stung by the early goal, Punjab went on the attack but failed to score as the first quarter ended with Delhi enjoying slender lead. Warriors continued to mount attack in the second quarter and managed to equalise through Malak Singh. But the Waveriders went for the referral for an infringement and the goal was overturned.

After change of ends,  Waveriders’ tactics backfired as Warriors mounted pressure on the home team’s defence  and scored at crucial junctures to walk away with the match.
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