Wave World Kabaddi League: Royal Kings USA defeated California Eagles




London, 10 August 2014: The fourth match of the Wave World Kabaddi League saw a tough competition between Royal Kings USA and California Eagles where the former defeated star California Eagles by six points. Earlier in the first match of the day Lahore Lions defeated Vancouver Lions by 74-61.

Maninderjeet Singh of Royal Kings USA  surrounded by Hushiar Singh & Balkar Singh from California Eagles

Maninderjeet Singh of Royal Kings USA surrounded by Hushiar Singh & Balkar Singh from California Eagles

The first quarter started with attacking raids from both the teams. California Eagles looked in strong position backed by strong defences and attacking raids.  Fierce attacking of experienced raider of California Eagles Baldev Singh pushed the team in strong position. Mammoth stops by Harwinder Singh of Royal Kings gave fresh hope to team. The final score by the end of 1st quarter was Royal Kings 15 and California Eagles 16.

The second quarter witnessed strong raids from both the teams giving tough fight to each other. The scores were moving neck to neck as the raiders were gaining points for their teams in every raid. Harpreet of Royal Kings was stopped in a brilliant move by California Eagles and won an excellent point for the team. The first half ended with one point lead taken by California Eagles with 31-30 on the score card.

In the third quarter Royal Kings came back well and gave a tough fight to the opponent. Baldev Singh was the star raider from California Eagles who played a really good game. Soon Royal Kings USA took over California Eagles taking the lead in the game. Balram the star raider of the Royal Kings USA earned few good points using their strategy. Royal Kings USA stopper in an excellent move stopped and interlocked Baldev Singh and stopped him from moving back to the Pala gaining an interesting point for the team and completing the third quarter with a score of 49-43.

This final quarter of the 4th match between California Eagles & Royal Kings USA, was full of efforts and technical moves. Players of both the teams were seen struggling to achieve the winning goal. Massive defence by Balkara Singh of California Eagles slammed down the power packed raids of Royal Kings USA, while the attacking raids by their star players Baldev Singh and Parneek Singh gave new hopes to the team.

But better prepared strategy and aggressive approach of Royal Kings USA players put opponents’ team in jeopardy situation and seized the winning moment from them. Match concluded with the final score of Royal Kings USA 66 & California Eagles 60.

  • The man of the match for the fourth match was Balram Singh (Royal Kings USA)
  • Best Raider of Royal Kings USA: Balram Singh (17pts)
  • Best Stopper of Royal Kings USA: Jaskaran Singh (5pts)
Results (Quarter by quarter)
Quarters California Eagles Royal Kings USA 
First Quarter 16 15
Second Quarter 31 30
Third Quarter 43 49
Fourth Quarter 60 66

 

With this match the first leg of the league ends in London. Next week the league moves to Birmingham, United Kingdom and the matches will be played as per schedule.

Next week’s match schedule:

16-Aug Sat Royal Kings USA Lahore Lions Local time(Birmingham) 14.00 Indian Standard Time: 17:15
Vancouver Lions Yo Yo Tigers
17-Aug Sun California Eagles Punjab Thunders Local time(Birmingham) 14.00 Indian Standard Time: 17:15

 

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