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Asia Cup: Indian eves beat Korea 2-0 to win bronze

September 25, 2011 16:39 IST

Indian eves defeated defending champions Korea 2-0 to win the bronze medal in the 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament at Bangkok.

The goal scorer for India were Navjot Kaur (38th minute) and Anupa Barla (49th).

India dominated the proceedings, despite Korea holding on goalless in the first half.

The Indian strikers led by Skipper Poonam Rani, Neha Goel, Navjot Kaur and Anupa Barla exhibited classic skills pushing the Korean defenders constantly.

The Indian midfielders Deep Grace Ekka, Balvinder Kaur Mehra and Nikki Pradhan constantly fed the forwards with well measured and accurate passes.

Deep defenders Jaspreet Kaur and Sandeep Kaur along with goalkeeper Bigan Soy stood out strongly to deny the Korean forwards any space in the Indian striking circle.

In the last edition of this Championship at Shanggai in 2009 India had finished 5th.

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