Wave WKL: Vancouver Lions beats Punjab Thunder by 57-46




Bhatinda, 14 September 2014: The opening match of the second day of the Bhatinda leg in city’s Hockey Stadium at Rajindra College saw exciting and neck to neck fight game between Punjab Thunder and Vancouver Lions. The match witnessed flurry of attacks and counter attacks from both the teams but with prolonged efforts Vancouver Lions emerged victorious by defeating Punjab Thunders by 57-46. The second weekend of Punjab leg will feature six matches with seven teams in action.

Man of the match Balwan Singh of Vancouver Lions

Man of the match Balwan Singh of Vancouver Lions

The first quarter of the match started with opening points for the Vancouver Lions by Gagandeep Satti. Gagandeep Sapra of Vancouver Lions made for 4 raids and scored points for the team. The players of Punjab Thunder like Sultan Singh, Talwinder Singh Grewal and Sukhmanjeet Singh scored points for the team. In one of the stops Baljit Singh of Punjab Thunder was stopped extremely well by Satnam Singh of Vancouver Lions. After a couple of tussle between both the teams, Vancouver Lions managed to lead the points tally taking the score to 13-14 at the end of 1st quarter.

The second quarter of the match witnessed a performance of high octane energy, where the both the teams were pretty poised trying to get a hold of each other over the match. The Vancouver Lions were clinical on their raids, initially giving no scope to the defenders of the opponent team to get an advantage for scoring a point. Vancouver Lions focused on not giving away points and were much disciplined on their approach while defending the raids by Punjab Thunder. Some good moves by the defenders of Punjab Thunders in tackling the raiders of their opponent but were unlucky to convert on a successful note. Sultan Singh of Punjab Thunder and Balwan Singh of Vancouver Lions were the star raiders of this quarter whereas Satnam Singh of Vancouver Lions and Sukhmanjeet Singh of Punjab Thunder were the best stoppers for the Vancouver Lions. The quarter finished at a buoyant note, where the Lions maintained their lead with 4 points on a final tally of 24 – 28.

The third quarter of the match started with scoring point for Vancouver Lions by Gagandeep Sabrawan. Sultan Singh of Punjab thunder scored point for the team with excellent use of tactic and escaped the stop made by Vancouver Lions. However, Vancouver Lions kept leading the points tally as the stop line for them was excellent in today’s match. In spite of efforts made by Narendra Ram aka Bittu, Gurpreet Singh escaped the stop and scored points for Punjab Thunder. Gurpreet Singh of Punjab Thunder and Balwan Singh of Vancouver Lions were the star raiders of this quarter. Narendra Ram of Vancouver Lions was the star raider of the quarter. However by the end of the third quarter the point’s difference was of 6 points taking the scoreboard to 35-41.

The final quarter of the match cemented the victory for the Vancouver Lions. Aggression was at its fullest extent displayed by the Punjab Thunders who were unable to contain the Vancouver Lions who were clinical and precise to their game plan. Balwan Singh was the star raider who maintained 100% successful raids for the Lions supported by Sukhbir Singh at the end. Kulwinder Singh and Gagandeep Sattu was the anchor for the Vancouver Lions defence, giving no opportunity to the raiders of their opponent. The match witnessed a high action drama at the last quarter where Punjab Thunder was desperate to narrow the points tally. The match ended on a winning note for the Vancouver Lions with a lead of 11 points and a final score of 46 – 57.

 

Results (Quarter by quarter) (Total points)
Quarters Punjab Thunder Vancouver Lions
First Quarter 13 14
Second Quarter 24 28
Third Quarter 35 41
Fourth Quarter 46 57

 

Team position after (Punjab Thunder Vs Vancouver Lions)

Team Played Won Lost  Draw Points
Punjab Thunder 7 2 4 1 5
Vancouver Lions 6 2 4 0 4

Wave World Kabaddi League fixtures for Bhatinda on Sept 15, 2014:

 City Match No. Date Day Team A Team B Week No Time
Bathinda 25 15-Sep Mon Yo Yo Tigers United Singhs      6 18:00
Bathinda 26 Mon Khalsa Warriors California Eagles 19:30

 

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