The Web


 Latest Sports news on mobile: sms SPRT to 7333

Home > Sports > Hockey > PTI > Report

India fight back to beat Spain

June 19, 2005 21:52 IST
Last Updated: June 19, 2005 22:04 IST

India rallied superbly to beat Spain 3-2 for their second straight win in the four-nation junior hockey tournament in Bilbao, Spain.

In another match Holland, who had lost their opening encounter against India, recorded their maiden win with a 5-1 thumping of Chile.

Spain took the lead in the first half and did well to maintain that till the half-time despite the Indians trying hard for the equaliser.

The Indians appeared a lot more determined in the second half and as soon as the game resumed they scored two quick goals through drag flicker Sandeep Singh.

The World Cup champions consolidated their position further when V Raja scored a field goal in the 58th minute, converting a pass from Tushar Khandekar into the net.

Though the Spaniards reduced the margin four minutes later through a penalty stroke, India preserved their lead till the end to emerge winners.

India, who will play Chile in their last match, just need a draw to win the title.

7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!
© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 1

Sub: Congratulations !

Team India is doing fine and we are pleased with their second victory in a row.

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho


Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

Copyright © 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.