India women suffer 3rd straight loss to Great Britain in hockey, handed 1-2 defeat

Marlow (England): The Indian women's hockey team suffered its third successive loss, going down 1-2 to Great Britain in the ongoing five-match series in Marlow, England. The Indians thus trail the hosts 0-3 in the series.

The visitors looked the dominant side through the first quarter. But the hosts began to exert pressure as the quarter went on and opened the scoring in the 15th minute.

Deep Grace Ekka scored the only goal for India. Getty Images

Deep Grace Ekka scored the only goal for India. Getty Images

Joie Leigh scored the first goal for Great Britain. In the opening minutes of the second quarter Britain won a penalty corner and converted it via Crista Cullen to go 2-0 up. They kept the lead intact leading into half time.

As the third quarter of the match started, India won a penalty corner In the 32nd minute but were denied by the British defense. The Indian eves still managed to net a goal and ended the quarter trailing by a single goal. Grace scored the goal for India.

There were no further goals added in the fourth quarter.

Speaking after the game, India chief coach Neil Hawgood said, "It was a much improved performance by us. The team played as a unit and worked on the errors from their second match. It's an improvement. "

India play their third match of the series against Great Britain on Sunday.


Updated Date: May 07, 2016 18:55 PM

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