Wave World Kabaddi League: Yo Yo Tigers won by 69-57 against Vancouver Lions




Birmingham, 16 August 2014: Yo Yo Tigers registers their1st win by defeating Vancouver Lions by 69-57 in the sixth match of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 today here in Birmingham at the LG Arena. Last week both the teams Vancouver Lions and Yo Yo Tigers lost their first match against Lahore Lions and Khalsa Warriors respectively. Earlier the first match of the second leg saw a win second consecutive win of Lahore Lions against Royal Kings USA with a final score of 62-50.

Angrez Singh of Yo Yo Tigers and Satnam Singh of Vancouver Lions

Angrez Singh of Yo Yo Tigers and Satnam Singh of Vancouver Lions

The first quarter of the match started with much excitement and enthusiasm thereby teams playing clinically fighting for the edge over other. Initial moments of the game were pretty poised between the two teams exhibiting discipline and tactical game. The first break through was came around the sixth minute of the game where Sucha Singh of Vancouver Lions was brought to end by Harmeet Dhillo of Yo Yo Tigers with a wonderful waist grab. Later the event witnessed a series of defending by both the team which was eventually led by Yo Yo Tigers with 2 points ahead of Vancouver Lions resulting to 10-12 score by Yo Yo Tiger leading the match over the Vancouver Lions at the end of the first quarter. An exemplified performance by both the teams showing aggression, discipline and tactical approach towards the game was seen in the match.

The second quarter was showed some exemplary performance by the Yo Yo Tiger giving their best to get a major lead in the game. One after another raiders from Vancouver Lions were grounded to halt giving Yo Yo Tigers a decent lead in points tally. The latter half of second quarter witnessed some deliberations from the leading Yo Yo Tigers over Vancouver Lions with conviction. The Vancouver Lions was desperate in equalizing the points but the Yo Yo Tigers were invincible and clinical in tactical approach to give an edge over the later. Gurjit Singh and Sohan Singh were the star stoppers of Yo Yo Tigers thereby assuring their lead in the match. The match ended in a result tally of 28- 34 giving a lead of 6 points.

The third quarter of match saw exciting clash between both the teams showcasing great strength and agility. Although the quarter started with difference of 6 points but magnificent efforts by raider Sandeep Kumar of Yo Yo Tigers and stopper Sohan Singh made the position of Yo Yo Tigers stronger taking the difference to 12 points. However, Sukhbir Singh and Ramandeep Singh of Vancouver Lions gave their best efforts and earned points for their team. At the end of the third quarter the score was 41-53.

Final quarter assured a victory march for the Yo Yo Tigers who confidently dominated the game with conviction and ease, hence, leaving no chance for the Vancouver Lions to recoup from the wide margin of points tally to 12. Yo Yo Tigers win over the Vancouver resembled the disciplines approach of the winning team who are on the streak for victory from the beginning of the game. The final score tally of the match ended up with 57 is to 69 (Vancouver Lions Vs Yo Yo Tigers). Captain Manminder Singh, Sohan Singh and KaKa had delivered a jaw dropping performance for the Yo Yo Tigers thereby corroborated their winning streak in the tournament.

  • Man of the match – Manminder Singh (Yo Yo Tigers)
  • Best raider of the match : Manminder Singh(21 raids)
  • Best stopper of the match: Sohan Singh (7 stops )
Results (Quarter by quarter)
Quarters Vancouver Lions Yo Yo Tigers
First Quarter 10 12
Second Quarter 28 34
Third Quarter 41 53
Fourth Quarter 57 69

 

Team position (Vancouver Lions Vs Yo Yo Tigers)

Team Played Won Lost
Vancouver Lions 2 0 2
Yo   Yo Tigers 2 1 1

 

Tomorrow’s schedule:

17-Aug Sun California Eagles Punjab Thunder Local time(Birmingham) 14.00 Indian Standard Time: 18:30
Khalsa Warriors United Singhs

 

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