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Sher-E-Jalandhar fail to roar

Jalandhar team was completely off-colour against the local favourite in PHL, and lost by two goals.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 12:15 IST

Local favourites Chandigarh Dynamos began their campaign in style beating an off-colour Sher-E-Jalandhar 2-0 in a Tier I match of the Premier Hockey League at Chandigarh on Sunday. Deepak Thakur drew the first blood in the 31st minute when he made the best use of a defensive lapse just outside the 'D' and put the ball pastSher's goalkeeper.

ForDynamos, who dominated throughout the match, skipper Rajpal Singh gave excellent performance, leadingfrom the front.

Dynamos' custodian Baljit Singh did a brilliant job while Sukbir Singh Gill stamped his presence with a superb show of thwarting many an attack with timely interceptions.

Just five minutes before the hooter, Dynamos struck again. Tejbir sent a defence-splitting cross and Rajpal put the ball in through an exquisite deflection from the right.

Shers tried to make a come back in the third quarter but Dynamos' defenders Sandeep Singh and Jugraj Singh were difficult to beat.

Jalandhar team, who are yet to open their account, will play their third match against Hyderbad Sultans on January 12. Dynamos, who got three points from this win, will take on Maratha Warriors the next day.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 12:15 IST