Marlow, England: In one of the tour matches against England, India’s Junior Men’s Hockey team lost 2-1 in a tough encounter at the Bisham Abbey Sports Academy on Sunday.
The Junior team of India started off the match as the dominant side in the early exchanges, pushing the oppnents and even came close with some chances in the first half. As England edged their way back into the game, India got the breakthrough. Ajay Yadav scored after a PC improvisation to give India a lead in the 24th minute.
The opponents, England, though, hit back soon scoring off a PC conversion from Will Calnan in the 26th minute and then took the lead off Ed Horler’s goal in the 30th. The two sides went into second with the hosts leading 2-1 which stayed the final scores on the scoreboard.
Starting off the second half, India came out faster again in the second half and started creating chances, but were denied the equalizer by a stout English defense. India got several chances, but failed to capitalize and England held on to take a 2-1 win in the end.
After the game, Indian Junior Men Coach, Harendra Singh said, “We are creating several chances, but have been missing too many opportunities in front of goal. It is a fault we will rectify and hope to improve in the next match.”