Young Affan Yousuf scored dual goals as Dabang Mumbai degraded Delhi Waveriders 3-2 in a closely-fought turn robin compare to stay on tip of a leaderboard in a fifth book of Hockey India League on Monday.
Affan twin strike strike in a 29th and 30th notation warranted his group 5 points from a confront and register third true win on home dirt during a Mahindra Hockey Stadium. The double strike also done Affan a heading idea scorer in a ongoing book of a tournament.
Playing opposite a home team, who distinguished an implausible 10-4 win opposite fortifying champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors in their prior game, a Waveriders non-stop a diversion patiently, rotating a round between themselves watchful for an opening goal.
Despite several round penetrations, it took compartment 12 mins for a initial genuine possibility to materialize as a visitors won a initial chastisement dilemma of a game. The event went squandered yet as skipper Rupinder Pal Singh crack was blocked by defender Sander De Wijn.
A notation later, Manuel Brunet fashioned a possibility out of a excellent support by Mandeep Singh, spinning divided from his markers to unleash a shot on a idea yet his shot was brilliantly padded divided by Dabang Mumbai goalkeeper David Harte.
The second entertain yet belonged to Affan who continued his superb form this season. He pumped dual goals past Delhi Waveriders goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch holding his personal total to 7 goals this deteriorate and fetched his group a much-needed 3-0 lead.
The initial idea was combined by Harmanpreet Singh’s prolonged round brazen to Affan, who kick Harjeet Singh to find a net in a 29th minute.
Almost immediately, Affan struck again when his group desperately attempted to modify their initial chastisement dilemma of a game. The round came off a miscarry when Affan found a opening usually seconds before a initial half.
The dual teams kept adult a high dash of play in a third entertain with Dabang Mumbai winning possession yet were incompetent to get a breakthrough.
Then Justin Reid-Ross warranted Delhi Waveriders their initial idea when he successfully converted a chastisement dilemma in a 43rd notation to slight a necessity to 3-1.
There was copiousness of movement in a fourth and final entertain with both teams dire tough and fast. The visitors warranted another chastisement dilemma and this time Rupinder converting a event successfully to slight a idea disproportion to 3-2.
The visitors warranted another chastisement dilemma in a 55th notation by Surender Kumar who found Harmanpreet’s foot. But they missed a event as Rupinder once again unsuccessful to modify a chance.
Dabang Mumbai will take on Kalinga Lancers in their subsequent diversion on Tuesday.