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England scripts win beating host India in HWLF
Sportslogon Team December 2nd 2017

Bhubaneswar : Seventh ranked England registered their first victory by defeating host India by 3-2 in a electrifying Pool-B league match in the Odisha Hockey World League Final here at Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.

The crowd cheers for the every ball the home team received, but the first half could not produce any result for both the teams.

Goodfield David and Ward Sam scored a goal each in the 25th and 43rd minutes respectively and England gathered maximum benefit from second and third quarters.

India made the came back in the last quarter, Akashdeep Singh’s brilliant field goal in the 47th minute, injected fuel to the team as well as in the spectators. Comeback boy Rupinderpal Singh levelled the score in the 50th minute. Last 10 minute was full of drama, finally Ward Sam’s 57th minute field goal took away the match from India,

It was a terrific win for us, when the houseful home crowd cheering for every move of their team. In the last ten minutes we played more compose game to find out the opening to score, said England captain Roper Phil.

The first two quarters performance and lapses in the backline pull us down. But the players yet to understand that difference between individual performance and the combined effort We will work out rather pointing fingers to any players, said Indian Coach Marijne Sjoerd. .
This news was added and updated on : December 2nd 2017
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