India women routed in final game, suffer series sweep against Britain
The Indian women’s hockey team continued their poor performance, suffering a 0-7 defeat at the hands of Great Britain in the final match to lose the five-match series 0-5 on Monday.other sports Updated: May 09, 2016 23:50 IST
The Indian women’s hockey team continued their poor performance, suffering a 0-7 defeat at the hands of Great Britain in the final match to lose the five-match series 0-5 on Monday.
Great Britain opened their account in the 12th minute of the match when Shona McCallin broke into the Indian defence and smashed the goal to end the first quarter with a score of 1-0.
The second quarter saw a flurry of attacks from the home side as Britain won two back-to-back penalty corners, but India’s defence held strong to deny them another goal. India too had their chance to equalise through a penalty corner but failed to convert.
Just when it looked like the Indian women were getting back into the game, the home side added a goal to their tally by converting a penalty corner. At half time,Great Britain were leading by 2-0. The second goal was scored by Susannah Townsend in the 28th minute.
Britain kept pressing and won a penalty corner immediately after half-time, which they converted via Crista Cullen in the 38th minute.
Britain unleashed their attacking prowess as they managed to score another two goals in quick succession, one of which came through a penalty corner by Kate Walsh in the 42nd minute and the other scored by Helen Walsh in the 44th minute.
At the end of the third quarter the visitors were trailing by 5 goals.
Susannah Townsend scored twice in the final minutes of the match to end up 7-0 against India.