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Hockey: India go down to Great Britain in Olympic test event

Last updated on: May 04, 2012 10:42 IST

The Indian men's hockey team suffered a second straight defeat, losing 2-4 to hosts Great Britain in the test event for the London Olympic Qualifiers in London on Wednesday.

India conceded two goals in the first 11 minutes with British striker Rob Moore and Simon Mantell doing the early damage.

Britain's Ashley Jackson (right) celebrates his first goal against India during the men's International Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park in London on ThursdayVR Raghunath brought India back into the game by converting a penalty corner but Ashley Jackson scored twice in three minutes to give the hosts the decisive edge.

Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh also scored but the Indians were thoroughly outplayed by the Brits, who recorded their first win of the tournament, in the final analysis.

India had earlier lost 0-3 to world champions Australia in their tournament opener on Tuesday.

India will next Germany in their last league encounter on Saturday.

Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

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