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Child’s late goal helps Delhi see off spirited Kalinga 6-4

New Delhi, Feb 12: Simon Child’s field goal at the death helped Delhi Waveriders overcame a riveting comeback from Kalinga Lancers 6-4 in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.

Talwinder Singh’s field goal in the ninth minute and Justin Reid-Ross’ pelty corner conversion meant that Delhi took a 3-0 lead at the half-time but Kalinga to put up a spirited show to come from behind and lead 4-3 via goals from Dharmvir Singh (40th) and Moritz Furste (54th).

However, Rupinder Pal Singh’s pelty corner conversion in the 57th minute and Child’s field goal in the 59th minute sealed the match for Delhi. For Delhi, it was their second win on the trot. Coming off with an 8-1 hammering of Uttar Pradesh Wizards, the hosts looked the favourites from the push-back. IANS

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