Uttar Pradesh Wizards climbed to 3rd position in Hockey India League Season 4 table by defeating Jaypee Punjab Warriors. UP Wizards have collected 23 points so far and become 3rd in the top teams of HIL 2016 keeping their hopes of playing semifinal alive in Ranchi on 20 February.
In the First quarter Mark Gleghorne from the Jaypee Punjab Warriors made no mistakes in converting the penalty corner giving the visitors an early lead of 1-0 in the match in the 10th minute. The rest of the quarter saw Uttar Pradesh Wizards trying to equalize but Jaypee Punjab Warriors held on to their lead successfully.
In the second quarter UP Wizards geared up in an attacking mode and got a penalty corner conversion through Argentine Gonazlo to equalize the score 1-1 in 19th minute. Within two minutes of 3rd quarter Gonazl Peillat made no mistakes in converting the penalty corner giving the hosts a much needed lead of 2-1 in the game.
After a series of unsuccessful attempts to score Uttar Pradesh Wizards finally scored again in the 43rd minute through a field goal from Agustin Mazilli, taking a comfortable lead of 4-1 in the game which becomes the winning score in favor of Uttar Pradesh Wizards.