Indian Women’s Hockey Team Goes Down 2-3 Against Britain

London: The Indian women’s hockey team went down 2-3 against Great Britain in their second match of the London leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League at the Lee Valley Hockey Stadium. India made a brilliant comeback in the second half after being 0-2 down with Sharmila Devi scoring four minutes from the regulation time to make it 2-2. Still, the visiting side conceded a goal in the 57th minute to lose the match.

Watson Charlotte gave GBR a 2-0 lead with two goals in two minutes in the first quarter itself to which India could not respond till the second half. Charlotte struck first through a penalty stroke conversion in the fifth minute before scoring a field goal the next minute.

Neither side had a goal in the second quarter before Navneet Kaur pulled one back for India in the 34th minute through a field effort. Sharmila restored parity in the 56th minute and it looked like the match would end in a draw.

But the next minute, Petter Isabelle converted a penalty corner to break Indian hearts and handed GBR a hard-fought win. India earned five penalty corners in the match from which it could not convert even once while GBR got three.

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