Wave World Kabaddi League 2014: United Singhs beats Yo Yo Tigers




Bhatinda, 15 September 2014: The opening match of the last day of the Bhatinda leg played in city’s Hockey Stadium at Rajindra College saw an electrifying start between Yo Yo Tigers and United Singhs. The match witnessed good attacks by both the teams. However United Singhs stole the show and won the match with the highest margin of 32 points and defeated Yo Yo Tigers by 67- 35. Next week the league will travel to Jalandhar with matches beginning from 19-21st September 2014.

Wave World Kabaddi League - United Singhs beats Yo Yo Tigers

Wave World Kabaddi League – United Singhs beats Yo Yo Tigers

The opening quarter of the match saw a good start by both the teams. Shafiq Butt of United Singhs scored the first point for his team. Angrej Singh of Yo Yo Tigers was stopped by stopper Baljeet Singh Jeeti Kooner of United Singhs in an excellent stop. The first quarter witnessed few adrenaline rush moments and made the position of United Singhs stronger in the game. Shaifiq Butt of United Singhs made 5 successful raids whereas skipper Sandeep Singh Sandhu made 2 successful stops. Manminder Singh of Yo Yo Tigers remained the top raider of his team with 5 successful raids. However, United Singhs dominated the first quarter and at the end the points at the scoreboard was of 8-18 with a point difference of 10 points.

United Singhs started the 2nd quarter on a positive note and successfully converted a point for the team in the very first raid. Yo Yo Tigers tried to bounce back and were doing well in their every raid. Gurwinderpal Golu and Shafiq Butt were the star raiders for the United Singhs. Till the 18th minute of the match no stops were made by the defending teams. United Singhs maintained the lead of 11 points over Yo Yo Tigers with a final score of 32 – 19 on the score board.

The third quarter started with much excitement where teams clashed with each other trying to ensure a lead over the other, a part of the match which was completely dominated by the stoppers of United Singh with Yo-Yo Tigers showing some desperate effort to gain over their opponents. Manminder Singh, captain of Yo-Yo Tigers was severely hurt in a raid. An teeth shattering performance by the defenders from United Singh shattering the raids conducted by the raiders of Yo-Yo Tigers at frequent intervals. Defenders Sukhpreet Singh and Sandeep Singh Sandhu were invincible who took the charge in cementing the win over the Yo-Yo Tigers. Shafiq Butt of United Singhs and Vikas Singh of Yo-Yo Tigers were the star raiders of this quarter.  The final tally on the score board rounded of to 28 – 50 with 22 points lead for the United Singhs.

Although the United Singhs dominated the match from the very beginning but Yo Yo Tigers tried their best for coming back to the game. Some good stops by the captain Sandeep Singh Sandhu of United Singhs and excellent raids by Shafiq Butt made the position of the United Singhs firm in the game. By the end of the fourth quarter United Singhs stole the show and won the match with a highest margin of 32 points with the final score of 67-35.

 

Results (Quarter by quarter) (Total points)
Quarters Yo Yo Tigers United Singhs
First Quarter 8 18
Second Quarter 19 32
Third Quarter 28 50
Fourth Quarter 35 67

 

Team position after Match no 25:

Team Played Won Lost  Draw Points
Khalsa Warriors 6 5 0 1 11
Lahore Lions 5 4 1 0 8
Yo Yo Tigers 7 4 3 0 8
United Singhs 6 4 2 0 8
Punjab Thunder 7 2 4 1 5
California Eagles 6 2 4 0 4
Vancouver Lions 6 2 4 0 4
Royal Kings USA 7 1 6 0 2

 

Wave World Kabaddi League fixtures for Jalandhar on Sept 19-21, 2014:

 City Match No. Date Day Team A Team B Week No Time
Jalandhar 27 19-Sep Fri Royal Kings USA Vancouver Lions    7 18:00
Jalandhar 28 Fri Lahore Lions California Eagles 19:30
Jalandhar 29 20-Sep Sat Khalsa Warriors United Singhs 18:00
Jalandhar 30 Sat Vancouver Lions Lahore Lions 19:30
Jalandhar 31 21-Sep Sun Khalsa Warriors Yo Yo Tigers 18:00
Jalandhar 32 Sun United Singhs Punjab Thunder 19:30

 

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