India's junior team rides on twin braces by Ajay Yadav and Varun Kumar to beat Scotland 5-1 at Marlow
The young guns of Indian Hockey maintained their praiseworthy winning streak with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Scotland's Senior Men's team in their second fixture of the ongoing tour of England. Having edged past the same opposition with a 2-1 result on Friday, the junior Men in Blue were unstoppable on the field today.
As the match got underway at the Bisham Abbey turf in Marlow, the Indians began to dominate proceedings which soon led to Ajay Yadav's first strike from open play. A host of created chances yielded fruit once again in the second quarter when the young midfielder Ajay Yadav completed his brace to double India's lead.
Leading 2-0 at half-time, the Blueshirts made no mistake in strengthening their grip on the match as the action resumed in the second half. It was now the turn for young Varun Kumar to get his name on the score sheets with a successful penalty stroke in the third quarter.
On the other side of the game's last interval, the Punjab-born defender slotted in a brilliant field goal to steer India to an unassailable 4-0 lead. Scotland's woes were multiplied when India's fifth went in with the dying minutes to spare but the home side then managed to fetch a late consolation goal before the hooter could go off to signal the end of the match at the Berkshire venue.