Maratha warriors beat Sher-e-Jalandhar

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:49 IST

Maratha Warriors rallied from a goal behind to halt the winning run of Sher-e-Jalandhar 2-1 in the Premier Hockey League Tier I match today.

Maratha warriors beat Sher-e-Jalandhar

Hyderabad:

Maratha Warriors rallied from a goal behind to halt the winning run of Sher-e-Jalandhar 2-1 in the Premier Hockey League Tier I match today. The Viren Rasquinha-led side, which was trailing by a goal till half time scored a goal each in the next two quarters through Kasif Jawad (42nd) and Vijay Alfanso (55th) against the run of play to collect three points from the encounter. The Warriors now have 10 points from seven outings while the Jalandhar side, which had won four of their earlier five matches, remained on 11 points from six matches and remain on second spot. Hyderabad Sultans lead the table with 16 points from seven matches. Jalandhar skipper Gagan Ajit Singh drew the first blood in the 15th minute, thanks to a defensive lapse by Saqlain Mohammad. Taking advantage of the mistake, Prabhjot Singh picked the ball outside the 25-yard line and passed it to Gangan who slammed it home to give his team the lead. After a barren second quarter, Jawad drew parity by tapping a pass from the flanks to beat Jalandhar custodian hands down and level the score at 1-1. Alphanso then sealed the points for his team with an opportunistic strike. (PTI)



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