Punjab keep top place with win over Mumbai

Deepak Thakur scores decisive goal to help Sher-e-Punjab beat Mumbai Marines 2-1.

Written by Agencies | Jalandhar | Published: March 22, 2012 12:02:18 am

Deepak Thakur scored the decisive goal in the fourth quarter as Sher-e-Punjab kept perched on top with a close 2-1 victory over Mumbai Marines in their World Series Hockey match here today.

Bikramkeet Singh scored the first goal for the hosts in the 11th minute on a penalty corner while M Hariprasad (40) scored the equaliser for his side.

After squandering many a chances in the second and third

quarters,Punjab adopted a cautious approach in the final

quarter.

Thakur then struck a brilliant field goal to give his side lead,which they maintained till the end.

Mumbai too got chances to comeback but could not convert

those.

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