The Orange brigade rode on a three second quarter goals to wrest the initiative before rounding off the tally in the final quarter, following a goalless opening quarter.
Smarting from a narrow 3-4 loss to Uttar Pradesh Wizards a day earlier, the Lancers struck the opening goal through e Aran Zalewski in the 23rd minute. Devinder Walmiki, brother of Indian forward Yuraj Walmiki, doubled the lead in the 28th minute before Argentine drag-flicker Gonzalo Peillat converted a penalty corner to enable his side go into the breather with a cozy 3-0 lead.
Needing to produce something out of the ordinary, the Rhinos narrowed the margin when Pradhan Somanna scored in the 45th minute. Trailing 1-3 going into the final quarter, the Rhinos needed some magical performance to score four goals and glean full points, but the Lancers kept up the pressure and even netted a final minute goal via Gonzalo Peillat to hand their supporters a nice debut gift.
With this win, Lancers have 16 points from nine games, while the Rhinos, continue to remain at the fourth spot with 24 points from eight matches.