Monday, September 26, 2011

Indian win bronze in Asia Cup

Indian eves defeated defending Champions Korea 2-0 to win the bronze medal in the 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament at Bangkok on Sunday.Goal scorers for India were Anupa Barla (43rd) and Navjot Kaur (68th minute).India dominated the proceedings, despite Korea holding on goalless in the first half.The Indian strikers led by Skipper Poonam Rani, Neha Goel, Navjot Kaur and Anupa Barla exhibited classic skills pushing the Korean defenders constantly.

The Indian midfielders Deep Grace Ekka, Balvinder Kaur Mehra and Nikki Pradhan constantly fed the forwards with well measured and accurate passes.

Deep defenders Jaspreet Kaur and Sandeep Kaur alongwith goalkeeper Bigan Soy stood out strongly to deny the Korean forwards any space in the Indian striking circle.

In the last edition of this Championship at Shanggai in 2009 India had finished 5th.

The Indian Team shall be returning to Delhi on Monday.

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