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Saravana Kumar leads KGS Hockey Academy to victory over Patabiram Strikers

May 13,2023

Welcome to the exciting match between KGS Hockey Academy and Patabiram Strikers, where the top spot in the league table was at stake. Patabiram Strikers were under high pressure, having lost their previous game and slipping from their top spot in the league. KGS Hockey Academy was playing to stay fresh in the league topper battle.

In the early minutes of the game, KGS made their intentions clear when Saravana Kumar scored a brilliant opening goal in the 6th minute, putting the Strikers under pressure. Saravana Kumar then went on to score a brace in the 30th minute through a well-executed penalty corner. Despite having multiple set plays, the Strikers couldn't capitalize on their opportunities.

The PC expert, Mahindran, then extended KGS's dominance in the game, scoring a blazer in the 35th minute via a blitzkrieg drag flick. The Strikers got a consolation goal from Dinesh in the 53rd minute, but it was not enough to turn the game around.

KGS's Ranjith, one of the top scorers in the league, sealed the game in the last minute of the game, extending KGS's lead to 4-1. Mahindran was adjudged the man of the match for his incredible performance throughout the game.

After the game, KGS coach and Olympian Thirumal valavan said, "It was a great performance from the team. Saravana Kumar's early goal helped us set the tone for the game, and Mahindran's PC skills were exceptional today."

On the other hand, Patabiram Strikers team owner Sridharan expressed his disappointment, "We didn't execute our set plays properly, and that cost us the game. We need to regroup and come back stronger in the next game."

Meanwhile, Striker Kalai added, "It was a tough game for us, and we were not able to create enough chances. But we will keep fighting till the end of the league."

On the other hand, KGS fans were elated with the team's performance. One of the fans said, "It was an excellent display of hockey from the team. Saravana Kumar and Mahindran were exceptional today, and we hope to see more such performances from the team in the future."

What a game we witnessed today! The Tiruvallur Premier Hockey League continues to deliver exciting encounters, and we can't wait for the next one.

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