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Tristan Clemons Ensures JPW Won Their Maiden Home Game

Chandigarh, 9th February 2017: It was the home team’s goalkeeper Tristan Clemons who was rock solid at the post to defend a narrow 1-0 lead that ensured Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Ranchi Rays in their maiden home game in the fifth edition of the Coal India Hockey India League here on Thursday.

 The defending Champions taking on two-time title winners Ranchi Rays meant that this was going to be a high-voltage game that would feature great skill and speed. The teams lived up to the expectations as they raced out of the blocks at a frenetic pace, attacking each other from hooter to hooter.

Both teams were evenly poised in the first quarter, however, with just two minutes to go for the first break, Manpreet Singh came close to giving the Ranchi Rays a 2-0 lead when he picked up the pass rather perfectly from Gurbaj Singh, tackled into the circle beating two defenders but his powerful strike unfortunately rebounded off the cross-bar.

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