Gujarat Fortunegiants top their zone table post their win against U Mumba with a huge margin at their home turf.
A dominant first half performance saw Gujarat Fortunegiants beat U Mumba 39-21. Gujarat raiders Sukesh Hegde, Rohit Gulla and Sachin chipped in with crucial raids as Gujarat coasted to a comfortable win. For U Mumba, it was a disappointing performance as they crashed to their second defeat of the season. Their defence could score just five points as Gujarat raiders had a field day scoring points.
Gujarat Fortunegiants were quicker off the blocks as they led 2-0 after two minutes. They doubled their lead to 4-0 after five minutes as U Mumba struggled to come to to grips with the match. It was 6-0 in favour of Gujarat as Sachin scored with a two-point raid. U Mumba suffered an all out as early as sixth minute to trail 1-9.
U Mumba’s skipper Anup Kumar could score just one point in five raids as Gujarat Fortunegiants led 10-2 after eight minutes. The defence scored their first tackle point in the 10th minute to trail 3-11.
Gujarat Fortunegiants led 12-5 after 12 minutes and looked in control of the match. Rohit Gulla and Sachin scored four points apiece in the first half for Gujarat. It was a dominant first half performance by the league debutants as they led 20-6 at the break.
Anup Kumar scored two raid points in two minutes as U Mumba trailed 8-22 after 22 minutes. Sukesh Hegde responded with two points to give Gujarat 24-8 lead. Both team’s defence scored a tickle point each as Gujarat led 26-13 after 28 minutes.
After 30 minutes, Gujarat were in complete control of the match and led 27-14. U Mumba barely threatened to make a comeback as Gujarat kept on scoring easy points. Gujarat inflicted two all outs in the second half. Rohit Gulla scored with a two-point raid to give 33-17 lead to Gujarat in 36th minute. Gujarat Fortunegiants ran out comfortable winners in the end as the wrapped the match at 39-21.
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba – Match Facts
Most Raid Points: Rohit Gulla (8)
Most Tackle Points: Abozar Mighani (5)
Total Raid Points: U Mumba (13); Gujarat (19)
Total Tackle Points: U Mumba (5); Gujarat (13)
All Outs: Three (Gujarat)