Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Sports > Hockey > PTI > Report

Indian girls hold South Africa

September 15, 2005 16:35 IST

India and South Africa battled to a 1-1 draw in a Pool B match on the opening day of the women's Junior World Cup hockey tournament in Santiago, Chile.

Saba Anjum scored through a superb penalty-corner in the 32nd minute to enable India draw level with the African side, which got off to a great start with Ilse David's conversion in the fifth minute.

The South Africans were able to hold on to the lead until just before the break when the 20-year-old Anjum struck. The teams missed several opportunities after the break and had to settle for a point each.

In another Pool B match, Germany, the second-best team in the tournament, lived up to its billing to blank Canada 4-0.

Maike Stockel scored two goals in the 9th and 21st minutes while Franziska Stern (18th) and Eileen Hoffman (43rd) were the other scorers.

Defending champions Korea handed out a huge 6-1 defeat to Scotland in their Pool C match.

Korea scored through six different players -- Han Hye Lyoung (15th min), Choi Eun Young (28th min), Kim Go Mi (38th min), Im Mi Ra (41st min); Park Mi Hyun (56th min), Kim Young Ran (56th min).

Scotland reduced the margin by a solitary goal from Aimee Clark, who converted a penalty-corner in the final minute of the match.

© 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: Well done !

Good luck in the next encounters.

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho



Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.