Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Netherlands defeat India in tough fought contest

The Indian Hockey Team loses 2-3 against Netherlands in a group b encounter at the Riverbank Arena here yesterday. Lack of co-ordination and proper linkages saw India concede two goals in the first half but then a spirited performance helped them equalize in the second half.  But then few minutes later Netherlands scored their third goal and which turned out to be the eventual winning goal.

The Dutch continued to exert pressure on the defensive Indian side and scored their second goal from a penalty corner in the 28th minute after. India showing better co-ordination in the second half got their opening goal in the 45th minute.

India took two goals but their joy was short-lived as the penalty corner specialist Mink van der Weerden put Netherlands ahead with a drag flick.

India will next face New Zealand in their second Group B match on Wednesday.

Keywords – Netherlands defeat India in tough fought contest, India to face New Zealand next.

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