Rio Olympics 2016: India lose 0-3 to Great Britain in women’s hockey


At the Olympic Hockey Centre on Monday India women hockey team chop small next to Great Britain as they lost their second Pool B match 0-3. India women currently have a draw and a loss to show for following two matches in their historic Olympic look in 36 years. India approved two quick goals in the second quarter, following holding the higher-ranked Great Britain 0-0 in the primary quarter, which took the game away from them.

Giselle Ansley rehabilitated Britain's first penalty corner of the match in the 25th minute to give her team a 1-0 lead over a defensive Indian side. Three minutes afterward, Nicola White scored a field goal to give Great Britain a two-goal cushion going into the half-time break. India unsuccessful to produce the kind of comeback they had exposed next to Japan in their first match, in which they came from two goals down to draw the match 2-2 on Sunday.

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And they conceded a third goal near the beginning in the third quarter, when Alexandra Danson scored a brilliant field goal in the 33rd minute. India got two back-to-back penalty corners in the fourth quarter but unsuccessful to convert them. The two teams unsuccessful to score any goal in the concluding quarter as the match ended in favour of Great Britain. After the win, Great Britain moved to the top spot in Pool B with six points, whereas India dropped downward to fourth with one point.

 World No 13 India did well to keep Great Britain quiet in the first quarter of play. However, once the second quarter began, there was no stopping the British outfit as it romped to a 3-0 win. Giselle Ansley, Nicola White and Alex Danson were the scorers for Team GB. On Wednesday India face Australia in their next match.

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