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Jul 15

Written by: Sundeep Misra
Sunday, July 15, 2012 

India 1 GB 3

Great Britain showed enough class and maturity to outwit India 3-1 in the opening game of the Tri-Nations hockey tournament in Albericia, Spain. India, looking for some momentum to carry into the Olympics, didn’t find any as defensive lapses gave the British enough space to come back into the match and clinch a 3-1 victory.

India began aggressively on the blue turf and took the lead in the 3rd minute through Shivendra Singh. But the equalizer came from James Tindall off a penalty-corner in the 17th.

After a well-fought first half, GB came back with more energy, earned a penalty stroke which was converted by Ashley Jackson in the 45th minute. GB was strong in the midfield and carried over that domination through another goal by Harry Martin in the 62nd minute.
India have one more game against Spain and Indian coach Michael Nobbs would want a win to lift India’s morale before they open their London Olympics campaign.


3 comment(s) so far...

Re: GB get the better of India 3-1

A win against England would have made the team strong. Defeats always bring it down. Let us hope they don't lose confidence before the Olympics.

By Shreyas Joshi on   Monday, July 16, 2012

Re: GB get the better of India 3-1

Welcome back Sandip bhai. Was anxiously waiting for your reports.

By Nikhilesh Roy on   Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Re: GB get the better of India 3-1

Thank you Nikhiklesh. Just cannot leave writing about hockey. But it's great to have someone like you to appreciate and encourage.

By Sundeep Misra on   Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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