Wave World Kabaddi League 2014: California Eagles beat Royal Kings USA




Bhatinda, 14 September 2014: California Eagles had to stage a fine comeback in the second half to register their second victory of the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League scoring a comprehensive 63-51 verdict over Royal Kings USA in the second match on Sunday.

Wave World Kabaddi League 2014: California Eagles beat Royal Kings USA

Wave World Kabaddi League 2014: California Eagles beat Royal Kings USA

In the process California Eagles also avenged their loss to Royal Kings, who beat the former in the weekend of the Wave WKL in London.

Spurred by their star raider, Jagmohan Singh Makhi, California Eagles, whose only win so far was against Vancouver Lions last week in Ludhiana, recovered from a deficit in first two quarters to outplay their opponents in the last two quarters.

California Eagles now have four points from six matches, while Royal Kings USA, have just two points from seven games.

Khalsa Warriors lead the table with nine points, while Yo Yo Tigers and Lahore Lions have eight each.

The first quarter was dominated by the raiders breaching the opposition defence. Jagmohan Singh Makhi of California Eagles was one of the star raiders but Gurlal Singh Captain of Royal Kings USA also played a fine role for his team. Yet, the first quarter ended in 15-14 with Royal Kings USA holding a narrow gap.

The California Eagles made concerted attempt to bounce back in the second quarter, but raiders from Royal King USA helped their side hold the narrow edge as the quarter 30-29 for Royal Kings USA.

The last two quarters were dominated by the California Eagles where excellent raids made by Jagmohan Singh Makhi and successful stops by the new entrant Meek Abdul Latif, a US citizen, in his maiden match who also took away the best stopper award.

Towards the end Royal Kings USA tried their best to come back into the game but it was all in vain as California Eagles rode away to a fine win 63-51 win.

The man of the Match and the best Raider was Jagmohan Singh Makhi, while Meek Abdul Latif was the best stopper for his team, which now seems on a comeback following new inductions.

Results (Quarter by quarter) (Total points)
Quarters California Eagles Royal Kings USA
First Quarter 14 15
Second Quarter 29 30
Third Quarter 45 40
Fourth Quarter 63 51

 

Team position after (California Eagles Vs Royal Kings USA)

Team Played Won Lost  Draw Points
California Eagles 6 2 4 0 4
Royal Kings USA 7 1 6 0 2

 

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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