Simon Child’s Brace help Delhi Waveriders in beating Dabang Mumbai

Riding on Simon Child’s double strike and Gurbaj Singh’s man-of-the-match performance, Delhi Waveriders defeated Dabang Mumbai by 3-1 in a must win game in order to move closer to the semi-final spot in the ongoing Hero Hockey India League 2015.

Simon Child and Floris Evers in action during Delhi Waveriders vs Dabang Mumbai match in Hero Hockey India League 2015

Simon Child and Floris Evers in action during Delhi Waveriders vs Dabang Mumbai match in Hero Hockey India League 2015

It was Delhi Waveriders who scored the maiden goal in the first quarter and led the game 1-0 till the end of the third quarter. Goals started coming in the fourth quarter where Dabang Mumbai made their sole strike and Delhi Waveriders added two more to the tally, ending the game with a 3-1 win. The win takes Delhi Waveriders to the third position in the points table while Dabang Mumbai are positioned at the bottom. Continue reading →

Dabang Mumbai host Delhi Waveriders with aim on a victory

The defending champions Delhi Waveriders are looking forward to face Dabang Mumbai at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai tomorrow at 1900HRS IST. The hosts are yet to claim their first victory in the Hockey India League.

Dabanga Mumabi at a training session during Hero Hockey India League

Dabanga Mumabi at a training session during Hero Hockey India League

The previous clash between both the teams proved to be fruitful for Delhi Waveriders who registered their first win in the League in Delhi with a 3-1 score. Delhi Waveriders clearly dominated the game in all four quarters not giving the opponent’s forwards any opportunity to get the better of them. Delhi Waveriders would like to maintain the same momentum against Dabang Mumbai. The hosts will now be looking at recording their first triumph amidst the home crowd. Continue reading →

1st Win in the Season for Delhi Waveriders, beat Dabang Mumbai by 3-1

The defending Champions Delhi Waveriders defeated the newly formed Dabang Mumbai by 3-1 to register their 1st win in this season of Hero Hockey India League and picked 5 full points and to go up the ladder. Both the teams with two draws, one loss and no win to their credit, were seen playing for their 1st win of 2015 today at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.

Delhi Waveriders celebrate a goal during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Delhi Waveriders celebrate a goal during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Both teams were looking at putting the initial pressure on the opponent team from the word go. It was Delhi Waveriders which got its first penalty corner just 7 minutes into the game but was unlucky to capitalize on the opportunity. The breakthrough finally came in the 10th minute for the host team when Lloyd Norris Jones got a clean long pass at the opponent’s D and he made no mistake in ensuring he hit it cleanly through the legs of Dabang Mumbai goalie David Harte. Just minute left into the first quarter Lloyd Norris Jones was in action again at the opponent’s semi circle and he passed the ball to Talwinder Singh standing in front of the goal post but Talwinder could not complete the touch. In the dying seconds of the first quarter, Dabang Mumbai was awarded with a penalty corner and the chance to equalize was denied by the defence of the host team. Continue reading →

Dabang Mumbai face Waveriders in Delhi, Both Looking for 1st Win in 2015

The hosts and defending champions Delhi Waveriders will face Dabang Mumbai in the ongoing Hero Hockey India League, on 1 February 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi. Both Dabangs and Waveriders will be looking for their first win of the tournament, as so far none of them have registered a win to their name.

Dabang Mumbai at a warm up session during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Dabang Mumbai at a warm up session during Hero Hockey India League 2015

Sitting at the foot of the points table with 5 points apiece, both Dabang Mumbai and Delhi Waveriders have played three games each, drawing two and losing one, in the League as of yet. With the next game scheduled between the two, the teams will step out on the turf with their best line-up and strategies to take on each other and gain a winning momentum. This is the first time in this season of the League that these two teams will be locking horns and bringing into play the most excellent of their tried and tested strategies and game approaches against each other. Continue reading →

Jaypee Punjab Warriors came from behind to beat Delhi Waveriders

Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeated Delhi Waveriders by 3-1 after going down 0-1 early in the 10th league match of Hero Hockey India League 2015, played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi today. Winning two matches and drawing one, the Jamie Dwyer-led Jaypee Punjab Warriors clinched the match after a spirited action-packed game against their arch-rivals Delhi Waveriders in front of a cheering crowd.

SV Sunil (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) and Danish Mujtaba (Delhi Waveriders) in action during Hero Hockey India League 2015

SV Sunil (Jaypee Punjab Warriors) and Danish Mujtaba (Delhi Waveriders) in action during Hero Hockey India League 2015

It was forward player Simon Child, who opened the account for Delhi Waveriders in the third minute of the match when he and his team-mate Akashdeep were charging the defenders from both the flanks. Akashdeep received a long pass from the New Zealand defender Andrew Hayward to his left and he dribbled-past a few defenders before hitting the ball hard into the box without giving any chance to Jaypee Punjab Warriors’ Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockman and Simon Child made sure the ball crossed the baseline. Displaying excellent teamwork, both helped the Delhi team to take the lead by 1-0 and putting pressure on their opponents early in the match. Conceding the first goal, Jaypee Punjab Warriors counter-attacked in the opponents’ half but failed to beat the defenders and the score remained 1-0 in the first quarter. Continue reading →

Delhi Waveriders ready to take on Punjab Warriors in 1st Home Game

Playing the first match on their home turf in Hero Hockey India League 2015, Delhi Waveriders is all geared up to take on Jaypee Punjab Warriors tomorrow at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi. Both the teams last met at the finals of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League 2014 where Delhi Waveriders defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors to claim the prestigious title. This year around while Delhi will yet again look at achieving the same feat, Punjab, with its formidable line-up, will aim to defeat the hosts tomorrow.

Delhi Waveriders team in a practice session in Hero Hockey India League

Delhi Waveriders team in a practice session in Hero Hockey India League

Of the three matches played in the League till now, Jaypee Punjab Warriors has won two and drawn one and are comfortably sitting on the top of the points table. On the other hand Delhi Waveriders who have played two matches and have drawn both will be eyeing for a win and claiming full 5 points. Continue reading →