Women’s Hockey World Cup: Navneet’s brace hands India 3-1 win over Japan, finish 9th | Hockey News – Times of India


TERASSA (Spain): Navneet Kaur scored a brace because the Indian girls’s hockey group beat Japan 3-1 to complete a disappointing ninth within the FIH World Cup right here on Wednesday.
Navneet (thirtieth, forty fifth minutes) scored two area objectives, whereas Deep Grace Ekka (thirty eighth) sounded the board as soon as from a set piece within the classification match.
Japan’s lone purpose got here from the sticks of Yu Asai within the twentieth minute.
It was an in depth contest within the first 5 minutes of the opening quarter, however each the groups failed to attain objectives.
Quickly India received an enormous likelihood to take the lead however Vandana Katariya‘s effort from shut vary was saved by Japan goalkeeper Eika Nakamura.

Each groups fought onerous for the remainder of the primary quarter however to no avail.
India made a very good begin within the second quarter and received a few possibilities inside a span of two minutes however objectives eluded the Savita-led aspect.
Japan took the lead within the twentieth minute by means of Yu Asai who transformed a penalty nook.
India quickly earned their first penalty nook however wasted the chance.
They lifted their sport within the last minutes of the second quarter with relentless assaults however Japan defended stoutly.
India drew parity on the stroke of the half time when Navneet discovered the board from a area effort.
India began on the entrance foot after the change of ends and earned their sixth penalty nook of the match however, as has been the case the whole event, they wasted the possibility as soon as once more.
Lalremsiami was threatening from the left flank however the Japanese defenders have been upto the duty.
Nevertheless, India received one other penalty nook and this time Ekka scored handy her aspect the lead eight minutes into the second half.
The Indians mounted assault after assault on the Japanese purpose and on one event Vandana got here tantalisingly shut however her effort was saved by Japanese goalkeeper Nakamura.
The play was largely surrounded contained in the Japanese half after the change of ends as India attacked in numbers relentlessly.
India got here near taking a two-goal lead within the third quarter however Sharmila Devi‘s purpose was disallowed because the ball hit her physique.
The third quarter fully belonged to India as they raised their sport leaps and bounds to bother the Japanese defence which resulted in Navneet’s second purpose in direction of the top.
India continued in the identical vein within the fourth and last quarter with Vandana being denied once more by the Japanese goalie.
Japan tried onerous within the last minutes however didn’t breach the resolute Indian defence.


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