mIIndian womens started their journey on “Hero FIH Road to London” on a disappointing note when they were held by lowly ranked Ukraine 1-1, on the other hand their mens counterpart performed as per expectation when they thrashed the minnows Singapore with score line reading 15-1 at the end of 70 minutes.
Indian men’s scored 15 goals through Gurwinder Singh Chandi (FG10th Minute, FG21, FG40), Sardar Singh (FG11), Shivendra Singh (FG18, FG30), Danish Mujtaba (PC25,FG52), Tushar Khandkar (FG42), Sandeep Singh(PC47), SK Uthappa (PC48), Yuvraj Walmiki (FG53), SV Sunil (FG54, FG57) and Birendra Lakra (FG70), while Singapore registered on score board through Enrico Marican (FG39). Clearly India dominated the game, but Singapore pulled off some nice saves, specially in Penalty Corners.
Indian women’s team slow in start, the first half saw a under-standard performance by Indian eves, but when they came out with loaded ammunition in second half, could only manage to level the score through Yendala Soundarya in 42nd minute. Some contraversial decision by umpires made sure that Ukraine escaped with the one point from the match after taking the lead in 26th through captain Maryna Vynohradova in penalty corner.
Tomorrow(February 19th)’s Matches:
W4 10:00am POL – ITA
M4 12:00pm CAN – POL
W5 2:00pm RSA – UKR
M5 4:00pm SIN – FRA
W6 6:00pm IND – CAN
M6 8:00pm IND – ITA
|February 18th, 2012 Results|
|W1||10:00am||RSA – POL||2 – 1 (0 – 0)|
|W2||12:00pm||ITA – CAN||2 – 2 (1 – 0)|
|M1||2:00pm||CAN – ITA||9 – 0 (3 – 0)|
|M2||4:00pm||FRA – POL||2 – 1 (1 – 0)|
|W3||6:00pm||IND – UKR||1 – 1 (0 – 1)|
|M3||8:00pm||IND – SIN||15 – 1 (6 – 0)|