Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2015: India lost to China
India lost their first match of the 7th Junior Hockey Asia Cup to China 2-4 played at China just earlier today. It was a dominating performance by the Chinese team as India was outplayed in all departments of the game. The Indian team won their previous two matches easily, but the Chinese team was far better on the day.
In the first half, both teams started on a positive note. The Indian team kept possession in the early minutes. The Chinese eves earned the first penalty corner in the first few minutes, but India’s Inderpreet Kaur stopped the home team from taking the lead. However, they came back strongly and attacked from all sides creating more opportunities. The Chinese earned a penalty corner and Bing Feng Gu scored in the 10th minute to give China 1-0 lead. In the next minute, China earned one more penalty corner and Bing Feng gu converted the penalty corner into the goal to give China 2-0 lead. In the 15th minute, China earned one more penalty corner and Qiu Guo scored the goal to give China 3-0 lead.
After conceding three goals the Indian team fought back with full force and they also earned a penalty corner which was not converted into goal. In the next minute, India earned another penalty corner and this time Jaspreet Kaur converted the first goal for India in 33rd minute. At the end of first half China led 3-1.
In the second half, both teams fought for possession. Both teams attacked with full-force, but it was India who earned the first penalty corner of the second-half but failed to convert. China made an attacking move and Shenyang Guo scored a field goal in the 50th minute to increase China led to 4-1. India charged again on the Chinese circle and managed to earn a penalty corner. Gurjit Kaur converted the goal in the 56th minute to reduce the gap to 2-4. The next minute China earned a penalty corner but India’s goalkeeper saved the goal. In the last minutes, both teams tried their best to add another goal. China won the match 4-2.
The next match is against Malaysia on Thursday.
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