Guman Singh put on an inspiring performance to help U Mumba defeat Patna Pirates 36-23 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Sunday. The star raider scored 13 points in the game and Ashish also chipped in with 6 points.
Harendra Kumar and Kiran Magar got a few tackle points as U Mumba took the lead at 4-2 in the 6th minute. However, the Pirates' defensive unit managed to keep Guman Singh quiet and helped them stay in the game. Thereafter, Rohit Gulia caught out Harendra Kumar and Sunil tackled Ashish as Patna Pirates levelled the score at 5-5.
But, U Mumba's defender Mohit stood tall and helped his team inch ahead at 8-6 in the 13th minute. U Mumba continued to put their foot on the pedal and attained a big lead at 13-8 when Guman Singh effected a two-point raid in the 17th minute. U Mumba then tackled Gulia and inflicted an All-Out just before halftime to lead at 18-13.
Patna Pirates' Sachin found it difficult to penetrate the U Mumba defence as the Season 2 champions attained a stronghold in the match at 21-13 in the 24th minute. Gulia and Monu effected raids for Patna Pirates, but U Mumba still held a comfortable lead at 23-18 in the 30th minute.
Guman carried out a raid in the 33rd minute and reduced the Pirates to just three players on the mat. Moments later, U Mumba inflicted an All-Out and took a big lead at 32-20. U Mumba rode on the momentum and eventually closed out a comprehensive victory.
Best Raider - Guman Singh (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Rinku (4 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Rohit Gulia (7 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Sunil (3 Tackle Points)
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