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Anjum shines in India victory

September 16, 2005 13:21 IST

Saba Anjum shone once again as India registered a convincing 4-1 victory over Canada in their second league match in the women's Junior World Cup Hockey tournament in Santiago, Chile.

Anjum struck twice in the 17th and 26th minutes after forwards Jasjeet Kaur Handa (4th) and Sarita Lakra (6th) scored first two goals. Canada were able to reduce the margin through Karen Mann's conversion in 69th minute.

Jasjeet struck with a neat deflection from mid-circle before Sarita also guided a deflection, this time from a penalty corner to shake the Canadian net.

With two goals in the first six minutes, Indian girls brought the Canadians under pressure and then Saba scored midway through the first half as India went into the break 4-0 after taking a complete control over the match.

At the change of ends, Canada held India for entire second session and finally managed a goal through Karen in the second last minute.

Indian girls, who drew their first match against South Africa, however, will keep their fingers crossed for the next Pool B match against Germany, the second best team in the competition.

In another Pool B match, Germany got past South Africa 5-3 to top the group standings and reserve a berth in the next stage of the tournament.

South Africa faces a win-or-draw situation against Canada on Saturday.

Germany scored through Julia Karwatzky (10th), Eileen Hoffman (16th and 52nd), Julia Muller (32nd), Maike Stockel (57th) while for the Africans  Leslie Ann George (14th and 67th) and Cindy Brown (21) shaked the net.

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