Match 36 of K7 Kabaddi StageUp between Narwal Kabaddi & Sports Academy and Narwal Golden Club was a close battle where NKSA defeated NGC with the score of 36-28. NKSA started as favorites for this game as NGC were still looking for their first win of the tournament. This was a chance for NGC to secure their first win as NKSA didn’t started well. NGC got to a good start as their raiders scored points regularly.
NGC’s Sansar scored a 4 point super raid to get lead in the first half itself. As we thought that NKSA will cover the point difference, Sansar scored another super raid and inflected the first all-out for NGC. Defence of NKSA didn’t came together in the first half but it was Manjeet who took the charge to score points and reduce the lead to 4 as first half ended with the score of 15-19 out of which 7 points was of Sansar for NGC.
2nd half started with NKSA’s super tackle. Their defence came backs stronger in the 2nd half where raiders of NGC didn’t get much chance to score points or get bonus. NKSA inflected an important all-out in the 34th minute which changed the game momentum from where the game became a seesaw battle between both teams. NGC has been struggling in the whole tournament to hold important moments and they did same in this match too as they made few defence errors by trying advance tackles which costed them the game.
Only positive for NGC in the game was Sansar. He was also adjudged Player of the Match for his All-round performance against a strong team that too being in losing side. For NKSA, Manjeet was the best raider scoring a super 10 with Nitin scoring 4 tackle points. With 2 more matches to go for the teams, NKSA will be looking to win both their games and reach in Top 3 in the Pool B to secure position for Super 6 whereas NGC are still looking for their first win.