Indian eves suffer second straight loss to Britain

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

India plays its third match of the series against Great Britain tomorrow.   -  Ritu Raj Konwar

The Indian women’s hockey team suffered its second successive loss, going down 1-2 to Great Britain in the ongoing five-match series here.

The Indians thus trail the hosts 0-2 in the series.

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

Legh scored the first goal for Great Britain. In the opening minutes of the second quarter Britain won a penalty corner and converted it via Cullen to go 2-0 up. It 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 was denied by the British defence. 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 plays its third match of the series against Great Britain tomorrow.

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