Monday, April 28, 2014

FIH Champions Challenge 1: Scotland eves humble India 4-0

Scotland consigned Indian hockey eves to their second defeat on the trot, easing past them 4-0 in a Pool A match of the FIH Champions Challenge 1 tournament in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Blueskirts, who lost to Korea 2-4 in a spunky clash on day one, kept things on an even kneel before Scotland went ahead through Nikki Kidd in the 29th minute.  Pepped up by the early goal, the Scots doubled the lead through Emily Maguire close to half-time to go into the break with their tails up.

The hosts pressed home the advantage early in the second half when Vikki Bunce made the scoreline 3-0. Becky Ward netted the fourth goal when Becky Ward rattled the Indian cage four minutes from the final hooter.

The win was some relief for Scotland, who had lost 1-2 to Belgium in their opening tie. India with two defeats under their belt, will now play Belgium on Wednesday.

Korea chalked up their second straight win, sneaking past Belgium 2-1.

In Pool B, South Africa pipped USA 2-1, while Spain and Ireland played out a 2-2 draw in the second round of matches. Earlier in the first round of games, USA humbled Spain 3-1, while Ireland drew South Africa 2-2

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