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Indian junior women's hockey team beats Ireland 4-1

148   //    14 Jul 2018, 20:20 IST


Antwerp (Belgium), July 14 (PTI) The Indian junior women's hockey team put up a dominating performance as it beat Ireland 4-1 in its opening match of the U-23 Six Nations Tournament that began here today.

Though the Irish scored the first goal in the 5th minute through Edel Nyland and put India on the back foot, the Indian team, led by forward Preeti Dubey, overcame the early setback with goals through Jyoti in the 11th minute, which equalised the score, followed by a field goal by Mumtaz Khan in the 22nd minute.

The defence of the Indian team held strong as it did not allow any potential forays by the Irish forwards in the striking circle.

The Indian forwards kept the pressure on Ireland's defence as they scored through Manpreet Kaur in the 28th and 37th minutes to help their side to a comfortable win.

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