The Indian girls’s hockey staff conceded a late purpose towards Argentina ‘B’ to lose their match 2-1.
Sol Pagella (eleventh minute) and Agustina Gorzelany (57) scored for the house staff whereas younger ahead Salima Tete (54) was the lone goal-scorer for India.
Within the earlier matches, the visiting Indians had drawn 2-2 and 1-1 towards the Argentina junior girls.
“At present we performed towards a stronger Argentina squad consisting a lot of their senior gamers. This was an ideal apply match for us forward of subsequent week’s schedule the place we play towards the senior facet. Sadly, we conceded a penalty nook (PC) purpose minutes earlier than the regulation time and that is what we have to handle higher,” stated chief coach Sjoerd Marijne.
India started on back-foot with Argentina ‘B’ enjoying robust, attacking hockey proper from the beginning. Conceding two back-to-back PCs inside six minutes of play and placing strain on the visiting facet. Nonetheless, Indian goalkeeper Rajani did effectively to avoid wasting the objectives. Within the eleventh minute, a fierce circle penetration and a well-timed strike by youthful Sol Pagella although put the house staff forward by 1-0.
With a robust defence put up by the Argentinian girls, PCs have been onerous to return by for India and circle entries have been restricted as effectively. Although India managed to earn a PC within the twenty third minute, drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur’s try and equalise was effectively saved by the opposition’s goalkeeper.
Argentina earned two extra PCs within the forty third and 51st minutes. However India’s PC defence held sway to make sure the lead was not prolonged additional. Within the 54th minute, when India bagged a PC, an alert Salima Tete swiftly struck the ball off a rebound into the goalpost fetching her staff a much-need equaliser.
The sturdy dwelling staff upped its ante within the following minutes with a circle penetration that resulted in a PC. This was the deciding second as an skilled Gorzelany transformed the purpose within the 57th minute to seal the match.