Indian eves end tour with another humiliating defeat

Indian women's team went down 0-7 in the final game of the five-match series against Great Britain. India didn't secure a single win in the series

Indian hockey team’s disappointing show continued against Great Britain on Monday.   -  Hockey India

Indian women hockey team’s disappointing show continued against Great Britain as it suffered another humiliating loss, going down 0-7 in the final game of the five-match series here.

Great Britain opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Shona McCallin broke into the Indian defence and netted the ball.

Continuing its dominating show, the host earned two penalty corners in the first quarter, but was denied from adding to its tally, courtesy of some brilliant defence from the Indian eves. A similar flurry of attacks in the second quarter again won the home team two back-to-back penalty corners, but India’s defence held strong to deny the host another goal.

Meanwhile, Indian eves, too, had their chance to equalise via a penalty corner but they failed to convert.

Just when it looked like the Indian women were getting back into the game, Great Britain added to its tally by converting a penalty corner. The second goal was scored by Susannah Townsend in 28th minute via a rebound. At half time Great Britain was leading 2-0.

It kept pressing and won yet another penalty corner just after the half time, which it managed to convert through Crista Cullen in the 38th minute. Thereafter, Great Britain completely unleashed its attacking prowess and scored two more goals in quick succession. One of them came via a penalty corner by Kate Walsh in the 42nd minute and the other was scored by Helen Walsh in the 44th minute.

At the end of the third quarter, Great Britain was leading 5-0.

But that was not the end to India’s misery as Susannah Townsend netted the ball twice in the final minutes of the match to finish with as many as seven goals.

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