Haryana Steelers Stole their third consecutive win against the UP Yoddhas !
Vikas Kandola's 12 Raid Points and Sunil's impressive defensive display summed up a powerful performance by Haryana Steelers, defeating UP Yoddhas 36-33 at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Seesaw battle between the teams kept the crowd on their feet throughout the match till the last minute.
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Highlights - How Anna guided the Steelers to a win against UP Yoddhas
The first half of the match was completely controlled by the defensive unit of Haryana Steelers. Vikas Kandola and Prashanth Kumar Rai showed a terrific display of their games scoring 4 and 3 raid points respectively. In contrast to this, the defense and raiding department of Yoddhas was not up to the mark with 6 unsuccessful tackles and only 9 raid points. Defense of Haryana scored twice as many tackle points as UP Yoddhas, which gave them a cushion of 4 points going into the second half.
It was a seesaw battle in the second half with both teams refusing to back down.
The corner combination of Sumit and Nitesh Kumar brought the momentum back with UP Yoddhas. Monu Goyat worked in tandem with his defensive unit to inch UP Yoddhas ahead of Haryana. The counterattack by defensive juggernaut Sunil and raiding sensation Vikas Kandola ensured a brilliant comeback by Haryana Steelers thereby inflicting an All-Out on the Yoddhas in the dying minutes of the match.
Haryana Steelers kept their nerves defeating the UP Yoddhas 36-33 and walked away with their third consecutive victory this season. Vikas Kandola was the star performer of the match with 12 raid points along with his teammate Sunil who grabbed 6 tackle points himself.
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Head to head UP Yoddha vs Haryana Steelers
Haryana Steelers and UP Yoddhas have squared off against each other a total of 2 times across PKL 5 and PKL 6 only to walk away with 1 victory each.
Cover defenders Ravi Kumar and Vikas Kale have also been stellar in Haryana Steelers’ last two matches and will be key against Shrikant Jadhav and Monu Goyat. Coach Rakesh Kumar’s men have won in their last two outings and will be looking to make three in a row against U.P. Yoddha.