Bengal Warriors 34-17 Dabang Delhi; Kashiling Adake stars in the Eagles' loss
Kashiling Adake’s 8 points went in vain as Dabang Delhi suffered a 17-34 loss to Bengal Warriors. With their 4th consecutive win, the home team moved to the top of the table while the Eagles languish at the other end of the table after their sixth loss in as many matches.
The Warriors started with a bang and after the Eagles tackled Nitin Tomar, the home team went on a 12-point run, which also included an all out in the 9th minute. Jang Kun Lee and Nitin Tomar were prolific in their raids, while their defenders, led by Nilesh Shinde, were resolute at the back.
After the initial setback, the visitors came into their own as they matched the Warriors till the end of the half as they trailed by 11 points at the halfway break. Coach Balwan Singh had a pivotal half-time team talk to give
HT: Bengal Warriors 18-7 Dabang Delhi
Kashiling Adake showed his quality in the opening stages by conjuring up a couple of points for the Eagles. By the 30th minute, the home team’s lead was cut down to 9 points, but the home team, buoyed by the vociferous crowd, hit back straight away.
Mahesh Goud won 2 points in his raid and that laid the foundation for another all out by the Warriors. The Eagles suffered their second all out of the match in the 35th minute as the home team extended their lead to 17 points, which became 19 with the final minute to go. Little joy came the visitors’ side in the final stages, but Kashiling scored 2 points in the buzzer raid to reduce the deficit of the loss.
FT: Bengal Warriors 34-17 Dabang Delhi
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