India Lose 2-0 to Britain in Johor Cup

After beating New Zealand on Sunday, the Indian team put on a tough fight but suffered a 2-0 loss to Britain in their 2nd match of the Johor Cup.

updated: October 13, 2014 21:03 IST
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File photo: India in action vs New Zealand in their Johor Cup opener. After beating New Zealand, they lost to Britain in their 2nd fixture.

The Indian U-21 hockey team went down 0-2 against Britain in their second match of the Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) on Monday.

The first half of the game saw both the teams making desperate efforts and giving each other a tough fight to score the opening goal of the match. Although both the teams made several attempts to put the ball in the net, the first goal came in as late as in the 28th minute of the match from the stick of Benjamin James Boon.

Trailing by a goal, the Indian men came out attacking in the second half and tried to prevent attack from the rivals but could not keep pace with the opponent team and it was in the 50th minute of the game that Samuel French managed to extend Britain's lead. The Indian men kept up the fight till the last minute of the match but it was all in vain.

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