Waveriders Defeated Warriors 3-0 to Continue Their Dream Run in HIL

New Delhi, 29th January 2013: Delhi Waveriders defeated Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-0 at the MDC National Stadium on Tuesday to continue their dream run in the Hero Hockey India League.

Young Indian forward  Akashdeep Singh opened the scoring for the hosts and Black Sticks Andrew Hayward and Simon Child added one each to make it 3-0 against Warriors. With the win Delhi Waveriders have maintained theie top position points table and now have 32 points from seven games.
“Delhi Waveriders are definitely playing well, and are favourites to win the title,” Warriors’ skipper Jamie Dwyer said after the match.

There was only one goal scored in the first two quarters, but Waveriders were clearly the better side at half-time. They created more chances; they had higher number of circle penetration (10 to Warriors’ 5) and also dominated the ball possession (58%). However, AK Bansal’s team had only one goal to show for it, a beautiful strike by Akashdeep Singh in the 13th minute. After getting the ball near Warriors’ D, Akashdeep dribbled past a couple of defenders, took the ball to the right of the goalpost, and then smashed an unstoppable reverse-hit to put Waveriders on the scoreboard. Continue reading →