Chandigarh beat Mumbai 4-3, assure semifinal berth in WSH

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Chandigarh beat Mumbai 4-3, assure semifinal berth in WSH

A last-minute goal by Robert Green helped local favourites Chandigarh Comets beat struggling Mumbai Marines 4-3 and assure themselves a semifinal berth in the World Series Hockey here today.

Locked at 3-3 and with barely couple of minutes remaining for the final hooter, Comets led by Pakistani international Rehan Butt earned their sixth penalty corner.

However, failing to convert it, luck still smiled on the Comets as the ball had not been cleared by the Marines defenders and Green made good use of the opportunity that camehis way to seal the issue in his team's favour.

With Comets clearly dominating the initial proceedings, the match later saw the fortunes fluctuate and Marines coming from behind to put up a spirited fight.

High on confidence, Comets took an early lead with Ramandeep Singh scoring in the 7th minute. Few minutes later, Gurjinder Singh made the scoreline read 2-0 by converting a penalty corner.

In the second quarter, Amir Khan put his team on the top as his reverse hit beat the Mumbai goalkeeper.Pushed to the wall, Marines' Banmali Xess scored the first goal for his team a few seconds from the half-time.

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