Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Another disappointing result for Indian women’s team, loses 4-1 to Great Britain in Pool A

Tokyo Olympics Hockey- India vs Great Britain: Another bitter result for Indian women’s hockey. They are yet to win a single win in their Pool. They have been defeated 4-1 by Great Britain. This hurts their chances of qualifying to the next round gravely as they will now need to win their next two matches against Ireland and the Republic of South Africa with a big goal difference. After today’s loss, their goal difference is down to -9. For India, Sharmila Devi scored via a penalty corner. For Great Britain, 2 goals were scored by Hannah Martin, one goal each was scored by Lily Owsley, and Grace Balsdon.

The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a third successive defeat in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics as Great Britain won the encounter 4-1 here at the Oi Hockey Stadium — South Pitch on Wednesday.

Great Britain got off the blocks very quickly as Hannah Martin opened the scoring from the team’s first circle entry of the match inside just 75 seconds. The Indian team got better as the first quarter progressed to create few chances here and there, but GB’s defence assured their team went ahead without conceding a goal into the next fifteen minutes. In the second quarter, Hannah Martin again prevailed for GB as she scored her second goal of the match. Indian goalkeeper saved the first shot but Martin converted on the second chance as the ball crept in between the feet of Savita.

India responded in quite a fashion after Sharmila Devi came up with a poacher’s finish from a PC. This was Sjoerd Marijne’s team first goal in Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the Indian No. 7 waited at the goal-mouth to guide the ball in following the flick by Gurjit Kaur.

The second half gave Indians no respite despite winning multiple PCs as GBR extended their lead by scoring on the rebound. The fourth quarter had the same story in store for the Women in Blue as the defending Olympic Champions hit the final nail by scoring their fourth goal of the match.

This is India’s third successive defeat after losing to Germany in their second match 0-2 on Monday. The Netherlands had thrashed India in their opening game on Sunday. India will now face Ireland (July 30, 2021), and South Africa (July 31, 2021) before the knockout stage, which begins on August 2

India vs Great Britain Full Time Stats

Team Totals

GBR

Great Britain

IND

India
Total Goals/Shots 4/17 1/12
Shooting Efficiency (%) 24 8
Field Goals 2/7 0/5
Penalty Corner 1/9 1/7
Penalty Strokes 1/1
% Possession 52 48
Attacking Circle Penetrations 14 9
Team Video Referrals Total 1 2
Team Video Referrals Upheld 1
Green Cards 1 2
Yellow Cards 1 2
Red Cards

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs Great Britain LIVE Updates:

@8:04 AM: Tough road for India, they still look for their first win. Their goal difference goes down from -6 to -9.

@8:02 AM: GOAL!!! Grace Balsdon scores to extend Britain’s lead in the 4th quarter. They lead 4-1 with just 2 minutes left.

@8:01 AM: Lalremsaimi was quick to rush and save the ball courageously, however, the ball hit her knee and it is a penalty stroke for GB.

@8:01 AM: GB RECEIVES A PENALTY CORNER

@8:00 AM: 4 minutes left, India still trails 3-1

@7:58 AM: GB is either passing the ball at the half-line or attacking with full press.

@7:56 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR GB! They counter-attacked the ball really well and had a great chance to score, it was saved by Savita Punia.

@7:56 AM: India looks for a penalty corner after their attack, the ref was quick to point out that it was nothing.

@7:55 AM: GB is in the Indian half again. They could have created a good chance but weren’t able to, the referee gives a free-hit to India.

@7:53 AM: The deficit of 1 player is visible for India in the 4th quarter. They look tired and cannot hold possession. 9:45 left and India still trails 3-1

@7:51 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA, Vandana shoots a brilliant shot on target, but it is saved by the the English goalkeeper.

@7:50 AM: ANOTHER YELLOW CARD FOR INDIA, This time Navjot Kaur goes out.

@7:49 AM: 4th Quarter starts: Yellow card still prevalent for India.

@7:46 AM: END OF QUARTER 3: Great Britain 3-1

@7:43 AM: The match has completely turned around for India. They dominated the match in the starting few minutes but after conceding a controversial goal, India looks clueless.

@7:42 AM: Another wave of attack for GB and the Indian defense look clueless.

@7:40 AM: GOAL!!! The goal is given for Shona McCallin in the 42nd minute.

@7:39 AM: Savita blocks the shot really well and the ball was in the air. Great Britain scores but India has taken a referral because of that.

@7:38 AM: Salima receives a yellow card. PENALTY CORNER FOR GB

@7:37 AM: Now Britain is controlling the possession. Whenever they attack they have more than 5 players inside the Indian D. Overload of players during attack leaves them vulnerable for a counter. However, India has not been able to capitalize.

@7:35 AM: Another green card here for Vandana Kataria and now India is down one player.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs Great Britain LIVE Updates:

@7:34 AM: 7:30 minutes left in 3rd quarter, India has been dominating but has no goals to show for it. They trail 2-1

@7:33 AM: The British are very fast to rush out of their goal and they defend the penalty corner from India.

@7:32: PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA, and they keep the referral.

@7:31 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA, they call for a referral to check for a penalty corner.

@7:30 AM: Green card suspension is over for India and the team is back to full strength.

@7:28 AM: Right after India received the green card, GB’s Lily Owsley receives a yellow! Both teams are down 1 player

@7:27 AM: India receives a green card!

@7:26 AM: 3rd QUARTER STARTS

@7:15 AM: Halftime stats

Team Totals

GBR

Great Britain

IND

India
Total Goals/Shots 2/7 1/6
Shooting Efficiency (%) 29 17
Field Goals 2/5 0/3
Penalty Corner 0/2 1/3
Penalty Strokes
% Possession 55 45
Attacking Circle Penetrations 7 6
Team Video Referrals Total 1
Team Video Referrals Upheld
Green Cards 1
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

 

@7:11 AM: HALFTIME: Great Britain 2-1 India

@7:10 AM: GREAT CHANCES FOR INDIA! India had some amazing chances in the last few seconds of the 1st half! Not good enough to beat Maddy Hinch. It is halftime. Great Britain leads 2-1

@7:07 AM: Great defending by India, however, Fiona Crackles goes down in the penalty area, no foul! She leaves the pitch for treatment.

@7:06 AM: 2:30 minutes left and India trails 2-1

@7:05 AM: India wastes that penalty corner due to halting. GB tried to counter-attack but it is well-defended by the Indians.

@7:04 AM: No card for GB but they lose a referral. India get a penalty corner.

@7:03 AM: Great control by Rani, she dribbles the ball in the GB semi-circle and was brought down. INDIA RECEIVES ANOTHER PENALTY CORNER, it could also be a green/yellow card!

@7:01 AM: The goal has uplifted the Indian team. They are at full press and GB concedes a free hit

@6:59 AM: GOAL!!! A great variation for the Indian team and they cut Britain’s deficit in half. Sharmila Devi scores with 7 minutes left.

@6:58 AM: PENALTY CORNER TO INDIA! This comes after GB receives a green card. 3rd penalty corner for India

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs Great Britain LIVE Updates:

@6:57 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR INDIA! The ball was in the air and captain Rani missed the shot completely.

@6:55 AM: Sharmila Devi was 1v1 vs the last defender, however, her shot is wide.

@6:53 AM: GOAL!!! Hannah Martin doubles hers and GB’s lead in the 19th minute. Britain had a lot of players in India’s penalty box and Martin’s shot goes between Savita’s legs. 2-0 Great Britain

@6:51 AM: India has started well, wins 2 free hits in the starting few seconds. Sushila and Gurjit Kaur defending really well.

@6:50 AM: QUARTER 2 UNDERWAY: We are back with quarter 2, can India come back?

@6:48 AM: END OF QUARTER 1: India trail 1-0 after conceding a goal in just 75 seconds.

@6:46 AM: ANOTHER GREAT CHANCE FOR GB! However, it is intercepted at the last moment. 1 minute to go, India trail 1-0

@6:44 AM: Really well blocked by Britain again. India received back-to-back penalty corners but has not been able to capitalize.

@6:44 AM: It is defended well by Britain, but India receives another penalty corner.

@6:42 AM: India putting pressure on, much better from India now. THEY RECEIVE A PENALTY CORNER.

@6:41 AM: Great save by Savita and the ball is deflected out. 4:30 minutes left and India still trail by 1 goal

@6:41 AM: PENALTY CORNER TO GREAT BRITAIN

@6:40 AM: 1st good chance for India but the ball is pushed away by Britain’s goalkeeper.

@6:39 AM: GB are all up in the Indian half, the Indian team cannot seem to get the ball away.

@6:38 AM: After conceding early, India has not been able to create any chances. They have just now started to move the ball in midfield. Great Britain holds on.

@6:36 AM: GREAT CHANCE FOR BRITAIN! Goalscorer Martin pushed in a delightful pass but the Robertson just could not control it right in front of the Indian goal. India got out of jail in that one. Britain still leads 1-0

@6:34 AM: India is struggling with possession. Great Britain has most of the ball and is easily making moves in the Indian half.

@6:32 AM: GOAL!!! Great Britain score in the starting 75 seconds. It is Hannah Martin who gets her name on the scoresheet in the 2nd minute.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs Great Britain LIVE Updates:

@6:30 AM:

We are underway in the 1st quarter as defending champions Great Britain takes on India

@6:27 AM:

India chooses the side and we are about to start. FOLLOW FOR LIVE UPDATES

@6:25 AM:

This is a must-win game for India. Players get ready for the national anthem.

@6:23 AM:

The players wait to walk on the pitch

@6:20 AM:

Stay tuned as we bring you the live updates from the Group Match between Great Britain and India.

@6:15 AM:

@6:05AM:

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs Great Britain LIVE: Why the match is so critical for the Indian team?

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE – India vs Great Britain LIVE:

  • India women’s hockey team sits at the bottom of its group along with the South Africa team. India has lost to both Netherland & Germany so far.
  • The Indian team will play 2 more group matches after this against Ireland and South Africa.
  • The top 4 teams in each pool qualify for the Quarter-finals, and India would need to win all their remaining matches to stand a chance.

FIH Rankings:

Great Britain (England) – 6

India – 10

After losing to the most successful team in the World Cup history- Netherlands, the Indian women’s hockey team lost their 2nd match against Germany.

Tokyo Olympics Hockey LIVE: Great Britain vs India women’s Group A:

Match Details: Great Britain vs India

Time: 6:30 AM IST

Location: Oi Hockey Stadium South Pitch

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Shirt
No.
Name Playing
Position
1
KAUR Navjot
Midfield
2
KAUR Gurjit
Defender
3
EKKA Deep Grace
Defender
4
MONIKA
Midfield
6
KHOKHAR Reena
Defender
7
DEVI Sharmila
Forward
8
PRADHAN Nikki
Defender
11
SAVITA
Goalkeeper
15
NISHA
Midfield
16
KATARIYA Vandana
Forward
18
UDITA
Defender
19
TOPPO Namita
Midfield
20
LALREMSIAMI
Forward
25
KAUR Navneet
Forward
27
PUKHRAMBAM Sushila Chanu
Midfield
28
RANI

(C)

Forward
30
TETE Salima
Midfield
32
NEHA Neha
Midfield

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Great Britain’s Women’s Hockey Team Full Squad

No. Name Playing
Position
1
HINCH Madeleine Claire
Goalkeeper
4
UNSWORTH Laura
Defender
5
EVANS Sarah
Midfield
6
TOMAN Anna-Frances
Defender
7
MARTIN Hannah
Midfield
8
JONES Sarah Louise
Forward
9
TOWNSEND Susannah
Midfield
10
ROBERTSON Sarah
Midfield
13
RAYER Elena Sian
Forward
16
PETTER Isabelle
Midfield
17
WILKINSON Leah Julia
Defender
18
ANSLEY Giselle
Defender
20
PEARNE-WEBB Hollie

(C)

Defender
21
CRACKLES Fiona Anne
Defender
24
McCALLIN Shona
Midfield
26
OWSLEY Lily
Forward
31
BALSDON Grace
Defender
32
COSTELLO Amy Ewart
Defender

 

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India at Tokyo Olympics: Full Hockey Schedule for India:

July 24 : Women’s Pool A – India lost to Netherlands

July 26: Women’s Pool A – India lost to Germany

July 28 6:30 AM: Women’s Pool A – India vs Great Britain

July 30 8:15 AM: Women’s Pool A – India vs Ireland

July 31 8:45 AM: Women’s Pool A – India vs South Africa

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