In a thrilling match at the 4 Nations Tournament – Dusseldorf 2023, the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team showcased their determination by coming from behind to secure a 3-3 draw against England on Sunday. Hina Bano (6′), Rutuja Dadaso Pisal (49’), and Mumtaz Khan (53’) were the goal-scorers for India, while Le Huray Martha (4′, 19’) and Alexander Beth (9′) found the target for England.
The game started with both teams exhibiting high-energy action right from the first quarter. England took an early lead as Le Huray Martha (4’) scored a field goal, putting India on the defensive. However, India quickly responded with a goal from Hina Bano (6’), leveling the score. England regained the lead through Alexander Beth (9’) from a penalty corner, ending the first quarter with a 2-1 advantage.
England extended their lead in the second quarter with Le Huray Martha (19’) scoring her second goal of the match. At halftime, England maintained a 3-1 lead. Despite no goals in the third quarter, England managed to hold on to their advantage.
In the final quarter, the Indian team displayed resilience as they launched aggressive attacks to bridge the gap. Rutuja Dadaso Pisal (49’) scored a crucial field goal to reduce the deficit. Buoyed by their success, the Indian players continued to put pressure on England’s defense. Mumtaz Khan (53’), through a penalty corner conversion, secured the equalizing goal. The intense contest concluded with both teams settling for a 3-3 draw.
The Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team’s remarkable comeback showcased their determination and skill, leaving an impression of their competitive spirit on the global stage. The draw against England reflects the team’s commitment to fighting till the end and their ability to overturn challenging situations. The result will undoubtedly boost the team’s confidence as they continue to compete in the 4 Nations Tournament.
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