Hockey Champions Challenge 1: Indian Women go Down Fighting to Scotland

Updated: 04 May 2014 21:05 IST

India played in true competitive spirit and did not allow their rivals to score even a single goal in the first half but in the second half both the teams went on a goal-scoring spree but in the end it was Scotland who had the last laugh.

Hockey Champions Challenge 1: Indian Women go Down Fighting to Scotland
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Glasgow:

The Indian women's hockey team ended their disastrous campaign at Champions Challenge 1 with yet another defeat against hosts Scotland 3-4 in the last match of the tournament here on Sunday.

India played in true competitive spirit and did not allow their rivals to score even a single goal in the first half but in the second half both the teams went on a goal-scoring spree but in the end it was Scotland who had the last laugh.

Scotland's Vikki Bunce (44th minute, 67th), Ailsa Wyllie (64th), Clement (68th) were the goal scorer, while Neha Goyal (46th), Lilima Minz (51st) and Navnet Kaur (63rd) contributed for India in the match.

Both the teams played a brilliant game as the first half of the game turned to be goalless. In the sparkling second half, Scotland's Bunce took the lead and stroked in a goal in 44th minute.

However, India turned the tables with three consecutive goals to take a 3-1 lead. India's Neha equalized in the 46th minute through a penalty corner, while five minutes later, Lilima followed suit with another goal.

In 63rd minute, Navnet Kaur exploited the gaps in the Scotland defense and sounded the board to take India to a 3-1 lead.

However, India's euphoria was shortlived as Ailsa soon scored a goal in 64th minute to reduce the lead. A penalty stroke was then awarded to Scotland and Bunce pounced on the opportunity, put the ball high in the net to level the score 3-3 in 67th minute.

With two minutes to go, Clement received the ball on the edge of the circle and her reverse stick shot flew under Savita to give Scotland victory.

India had lost to Scotland 0-4 in their second match of the tournament.

Topics : Hockey
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