India A beat France A 3-2 in second women’s hockey match

first_img Press Trust of India GorakhpurFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 19:23 IST India women’s hockey A team defeated France A 3-2 in their second match of the 4-test series (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMariana Kujur, Lalremsiami and Mumtaz Khan scored as India A beat France A 3-2Mickaela Lahlah and Guusje Van Bolhuis scored the two goals for FranceIndia will play their third match against France ‘A’ on Tuesday in Lucknow The India ‘A’ women’s hockey team came back from a goal down to beat France ‘A’ 3-2 in the second match of the series on Sunday.In the first-ever international match played at the Veer Bahadur Singh Sports College ground here, Mariana Kujur (19th minute), Lalremsiami (30th) and Mumtaz Khan (34th) scored to eke out the win for the hosts after Mickaela Lahlah had given France ‘A’ lead in the 14th minute.The visitors showed some resilience in the last quarter and found a second goal through Guusje Van Bolhuis (58th), but the home team held on to register the series-levelling win.After the defeat in the first match, India ‘A’ team made a solid comeback to beat the visitors, but it was not the start that the hosts would have expected as the French team took the lead in the 14th minute through Lahlah, who finished off a brilliant team move to give her side the lead.Constant pressure on the Indian defense towards the end of the first quarter resulted in the first goal but the Indians were quick to equalise in the second quarter as they utilised a penalty corner in the 19th minute through Kujur’s well-executed drag-flick.Young striker Lalremsiami then registered her name on the score-sheet as she scored a field goal at the end of the second quarter to give her team the lead.India’s continuous pressure on the French defense resulted in their third goal just four minutes into the third quarter.Playing in her home state, it was Mumtaz, who produced a calm finish to extend India’s lead to 3-1.advertisementTrailing by two goals, the visitors constantly tried to make inroads into the Indian striking circle, but could only find only one goal late in the last quarter through Guusje Van Bolhuis, who scored off a penalty corner.India ‘A’ will play their third match against France ‘A’ on Tuesday at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.Also Read | India bids to host men’s or women’s hockey World Cup in 2023For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow India AFollow France AFollow Women’s hockeyFollow Gorakhpur India A beat France A 3-2 in second women’s hockey matchMariana Kujur, Lalremsiami and Mumtaz Khan scored as India women’s hockey A team defeated France A in their second match of the 4-test seriesadvertisement Nextlast_img

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