Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup: India beats Canada 10-1 to make it to quarterfinals

Aditya Arjun Lalage, Rohit, Amandeep Lakra, Vishnukant, Rajinder, Kushwaha, and Uttam Singh scored the goals for India as it beats Canad and makes it to the quarterfinals of the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup.

Published : Dec 09, 2023 19:17 IST , Kuala Lumpur - 2 MINS READ

India beats Canada in the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Malaysia 2023
India beats Canada in the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Malaysia 2023 | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

India beats Canada in the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Malaysia 2023 | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Kuala Lumpur

The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team defeated Canada 10-1 in its third match of the ongoing FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Malaysia 2023 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

With this win, India finished at second position in the Pool C table and have qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament.

For India, Aditya Arjun Lalage (8’, 43’), Rohit (12’, 55’), Amandeep Lakra (23’, 51’), Vishnukant (42’), Rajinder (42’), Kushwaha Sourabh Anand (51’) and Uttam Singh (58’) were the goal scorers. For Canada, Jude Nicholson (20’) was on target.

In the first quarter, India made an aggressive start in the opening minutes as it put pressure on Canada’s defence. With constant attacking, India took 1-0 lead through Aditya Arjun Lalage (8’), scoring an excellent field goal. The Indian team’s forwards stitched together clever strategy that forced the Canadian defenders to make errors. The plan worked as India managed to get a PC which was successfully converted by Rohit (12’) and India doubled its lead.

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The second quarter saw Canada bounce back when Jude Nicholson scored a fine field goal in the 21st minute to get itself back in the game. However, India then extended its lead as Amandeep Lakra (23’) successfully converted the PC. At the end of the first-half, India was leading Canada by 3-1.

With Canada trying to find ways to bounce back, the third quarter was entertaining with both teams displaying quick-fire hockey with both teams stepping up the ante in attack. With India putting constant pressure on Canadian defenders, India extended its lead as Vishnukant Singh (42’) found the back of the net scoring a field goal. India made it 5-1 through Rajinder Singh (42’). In the dying minutes of the quarter, Aditya Arjun Lalage (43’) scored his second goal of the game and extended India’s lead further to 6-1.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, India started mounted more pressure on Canada. With constant attacking moves, Kushwaha Sourabh Anand (51’), Amandeep Lakra (51’) and Rohit (55’) added three more goals to tally and made it 9-1 to India. Captain Uttam Singh made it 10-1 to India with two minutes remaining. The match ended with India winning 10-1.

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