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Indian eves go down 1-2 to Great Britain in third match, lose series

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Marlow (England) : The Indian women’s hockey team lost the five-match series against Great Britain after going down 1-2 to the home side in the third game on Friday.

The third match began on an even note. The visitors looked the dominant side through the first quarter. But the home side began to exert pressure as the quarter went on and opened the scoring in the 15th minute. Legh scored the first goal for Great Britain. In the opening minutes of the second quarter Britain won a penalty corner and converted it via Cullen to go 2-0 up. They kept the scoreboard intact leading into half time.

As the third quarter of the match started, India won a penalty corner in the 32nd minute but were denied by the British defense. The Indian eves still managed to net a goal and ended the quarter trailing by a single goal. Grace scored the goal for India.

There were no further goals added in the fourth quarter as the match ended with a scoreline of 2-1.

Speaking after the game Chief Coach Neil Hawgood said, “It was a much improved performance by us. The team played as a unit and worked on the errors from their second match. It’s an improvement.”

Great Britain defeated the Ritu Rani-led side comprehensively in the opening two games, with even clinching a 6-0 win over the visitors in the second match.

India will play their fourth match of the series on Sunday. (ANI)

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