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