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Wizards go down to Rhinos

india Updated: Jan 24, 2013 23:51 IST

Ranchi Rhinos handed Uttar Pradesh Wizards their first defeat of the inaugural Hero Hockey India League when they got the better of the visitors 3-1 here on Thursday.

Strikes from Skipper Moritz Fuerste (27th minute) and Nick Wilson (67th) and a penalty stroke by Ashley Jackson (69th) proved enough for the hosts to collect five points, while Luke Doerner (53rd) scored the consolation goal for the visitors.

In Jalandhar, the Punjab Warriors ensured that the Mumbai Magicians remained winless, beating them 4-3.

Malak Singh, SV Sunil and Russell Ford scored for the hosts, while PR Sreejesh's own goal made it four for the hosts.

This was Mumbai's fifth loss in as many games, while Warriors scored their second win over the Magicians in this tournament, and also their first win at home this year.

Results Ranchi Rhinos 3 (Fuerste 27, Wilson 67, Jackson 69) bt UP Wizards 1 (Doerner 53); Punjab Warriors 4 (og 30, Malak 35, SV Sunil 40, Ford 44) bt Mumbai Magicians 3 (Sandeep 14, Turner 54, og 64).