Chandigarh: Kalinga Lancers played every bit like champions and indeed won the HIL 2017 title defeating Dabang Mumbai 4-1.
While Glen Turner scored the first goal of the match at the 18th minute taking a lead of 2-0 for the Odisha franchise while Captain Moritz Fuerste extended it to 3-0 with a penalty corner. While the Mumbai team put up an agressive front in the third and last quarter and clinched a goal, they missed out scoring on a couple of penalty corners.
The Kalinga skipper again led from the front by scoring a last minute goal on another penalty corner at 58 minutes.
Odia hockey fans celebrated the victory while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared it as a glorious ment for Odisha sports and congratulated the team.