Warriors vs Wizards Ends With a Draw at 2-2

Jalandhar, 22nd January 2013: Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Uttar Pradesh Wizards had to settle for two points each, as ended up playing a 2-2 draw in the Hero Hockey India League at the Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium, here on Tuesday.

Malak Singh of Punjab Warriors hit past George Bazeley of UP Wizards

Malak Singh of Punjab Warriors hit past George Bazeley of UP Wizards

Goals from Shivendra Singh and Malak Singh gave Warriors the lead, but Raghunath got Wizards back on both occasions, converting penalty corners.

The first half was not played at express pace. Both teams started cautiously, and Uttar Pradesh Wizards, in particular, seemed to be conserving energy at the start. The first really meaningful move of the first quarter came from Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the eighth minute. Dharamvir Singh got a good ball inside Wizards’ D, and just as he tried to beat a defender, Dharamvir tripped him wrongly, earning a penalty stroke for the Warriors. Australian Mark Knowles missed a good opportunity to put the hosts ahead, as his penalty stroke struck the right post. Continue reading →