Sanjay nets double in India's 8-2 win over New Zealand
Sanjay struck twice in Indian junior hockey team’s dominating 8-2 win over New Zealand in Sultan of Johor Cup, here on Sunday.
Johor Bahru : Sanjay struck twice in Indian junior hockey team's dominating 8-2 win over New Zealand in Sultan of Johor Cup, here on Sunday.
Apart from Sanjay (17', 22'), Dilpreet Singh (6'), Shilanand Lakra (14'), Mandeep Mor (22'), Suman Beck (45'), Pratap Lakra (50') and Sudeep Chirmako (51') scored for India while Dylan Thomas (28', 44') notched two goals for New Zealand.
It was India's second win in the tournament and they face Japan in their next round robin league-stage match on Tuesday. The Indian team started the first quarter on an aggressive note, earning a penalty corner in the second minute of the match.
The New Zealand defense unit blocked out the Indian attack and managed to stay in the contest. However, Dilpreet Singh scored a fantastic field goal to put India ahead in the sixth minute.
India continued to put pressure on the New Zealand and their relentless aggressive game paid dividends when Shilanand Lakra found the back of the net in the 14th minute.
New Zealand tried their best to pull one back, but the Indian defense held their ground as India led 2-0 at the end of the first quarter.
India rode on the momentum and struck their third goal at the start of the second quarter.