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WSH: Delhi Wizards turn tide to beat Punjab
The Wizards ended their two-match losing streak to beat Sher-e-Punjab 2-1 in Jalandhar.
Jalandhar: Delhi Wizards came from a goal down to beat Sher-e-Punjab 2-1 and end their two-match losing streak in the inaugural World Series Hockey here on Wednesday.
After beating Karnataka Lions in the opening match, the Wizards lost to Pune Strykers and Chennai Cheetahs in the eight-team city-based league. The win over Punjab on Wednesday took Delhi's points tally to six from four matches.
The Wizards had to toil hard for the win as Punjab took the lead in the second quarter through Australian Matthew Hotchkis (22nd minute).
Trailing 0-1 at the half time, the Wizards came out a detremined lot after the resumption of play and scored two field goals in the third and fourth quarters through Manoj Antil (40th minute) and Gurvinder Singh (63rd) to pocket their second win of the tournament that has not been sanctioned by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
For Sher-e-Punjab it is their first defeat from four outings in the tournament. The Jalandhar-based side has defeated Chennai Cheetahs and Karnataka Lions before drawing 3-3 with Pune Strykers in their previous encounters.
Sher-e-Punjab will next face Chandigarh Comets in an away match on Thursday, while the Wizards will take on Bhopal Badshahs in Bhopal on Friday.
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