13 Oct 2014


Great Britain registered their second consecutive win of the SOJC when they defeated India 2-0 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.

Having blanked Pakistan 5-0 in the first match on Sunday, Great Britain played a good tactical game to take all three points and are early favorites to make next Sunday's final.

"We are obviously delighted with the win and importantly the players are growing in confidence," said Great Britain team manager Stephen Floyd.

The start of the match was delayed for an hour due to adverse weather conditions.

And the king wait somewhat affected the play of both sides as they hardly created moves that could create goals.

Play picked up in the closing stages of the first half as Great Britain had more possession and used the width of the pitch to maximum advantage.

Great Britain took the lead in the 29th minute as Benjamin Boon scored with a reverse stick hit.

And in the 49th minute Samuel French doubled the advantage for Great Britain with a snap shot that beat Indian custodian Abhinav Pandey all the way.

"We need to work on our finishing as well as penalty corners," said Indian coach Harendra Singh.

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