Indian women’s hockey team went down 2-10 against the men’s side of Dutch club HDM JA 1 in a tour match.
The Indian team were here in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2 to be held in New Delhi from March 7-15.
While the Indian women’s team looked determined to display their best throughout the entire game, the Dutch men’s club side, comprising mostly Under-19 national players, were in no mood to give away an inch to the visitors last night.
The Indian eves could not match the speed of their men opponents. However, it did not deter the Indian eves to get into attacking mode.
It was Poonam Rani who was successful in the 32nd minute of the game to penetrate the opposition defence through a penalty corner deflection and scored for her team.
Another fine field goal was scored by Poonam Rani in the 52nd minute after a good exchange of the ball between Anupa Barla and Poonam Barla which gave the team a motivation to score further but went in vain.
On the other hand, HDM JA 1 men scored 10 goals out of which seven were field goals and the three very well converted penalty corners.