On the last day of FIH Champions Challenge 1 (Women’s) at Glasgow (Scotland), the hosts Scotland came back from 1-3 down at 63rd minute to win game by 4-3 to hand over wooden spoon to India, while Korea defeated Belgium 2-1 in shoot-out after having scores tied at the regulation time to finish at the 5th place.
Though India played a competitive game but lost out in last 7 minute even after having a goalless first half and leading 3-1 in 63 minute.
In the sparkling second half of the game Scotland’s Vikki Bunce took the lead and found the target in 44th minute. The game turned out to be in favour of the India as this time there were three continuous goals that came from the Indian team. India’s Neha Goyal, playing her first international tournament, equalized the score and gave India’s first goal in 46th minute on a penalty corner.
This goal was followed five minutes later by a goal from Lilima Minz in 51st minute. Navnet Kaur, another debutant, scored in 63rd minute exploiting the gaps in the Scotland defense. At this point India seemed to have an unassailable lead.
Ailsa Wyllie scored a goal in 64th minute and broke India’s lead. A penalty stroke was then awarded to the home ground where Bunce leveled the scores by 3-3 and put it high in the net with another goal in 67th minute. With two minutes on the clock, Clement in 68th minute received the ball on the edge of the circle and her reverse stick shot flew under Savita to give Scotland victory.