Confident Ranchi Rays to take on Kalinga Lancers on Friday

RANCHI :  The home ground of Ranchi Rays is all pepped up to witness an enthralling game of hockey to be played between Ranchi Rays and Kalinga Lancers in the third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) at Astroturf Hockey Stadium, here tomorrow.    In the inaugural match of the league, the two teams had their first encounter, where Kalinga Lancers won the match with a score of 6-3.
Aiming to make up for the loss in their previous match, the Ashley Jackson-led Ranchi Rays is determined to showcase brilliant stick work not leaving any scope for the opponent to make use of any scoring opportunity they attain.    All eyes will be set on Jackson, who scored two amazing goals for his team in the previous clash along with the strong support of Mandeep Singh, Nicolas Wilson and Trent Mitton on the forward line-up, Kothajit Singh, Manpreet Singh, Austin Smith and Barry Middleton at the midfield along with Birendra Lakra and Justin Reid-Ross at defence.
On the other side, having played five matches, Kalinga Lancers have won one match and lost the other four. The team will be looking at being on the attack from the start of the game as they are well aware that the Ranchi Rays can take the game away from them if they falter anywhere.


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