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FIH Series Finals 2019, India vs Poland : Live Scores, Commentary and Updates 07/06/2019

INDIA 3 - POLAND 1
Updated: 07 June 2019 21:00 IST - Published: 07 June 2019 17:30 IST
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THE STATS LADIES AND GENTS - 32 CIRCLE ENTRIES AND 16 SHOTS ON GOAL FOR THE INDIANS WHO WERE FOUND WANTING AT THE GOALMOUTH - WHICH SHOULD BE A CAUSE FOR CONCERN FOR THE COACHING TEAM - 4 CIRCLE ENTRIES AND 3 SHOTS ON TARGET FOR THE POLES WITH A LONE GOAL THAT RESULTED FROM SOME POOR DEFENDING FROM THE INDIANS

FIVE PCs FOR THE INDIANS - WITH HARMANPREET CONVERTING, AND MANPREET SCORING ONE OFF A REBOUND FROM AMIT ROHIDAS' FLICK - JUST ONE PC FOR THE POLES 

THE INDIANS FAILED TO GET GOING IN THE FIRST QUARTER - AND WHEN THEY FINALLY SCORED ONE, MATEUSZ HULBOJ'S EQUALIZER GAVE THE HOME TEAM QUITE A SCARE BUT MANPREET'S GOALS ENSURED THAT THE HOSTS WENT INTO THE LEMON BREAK RELIEVED - BUT NOT ELATED BY ANY MEANS

HARMANPREET'S GOAL IN THE THIRD QUARTER SEALED THE DEAL BUT REID'S BOYS FAILED TO OPEN THE FLOODGATES

THE INDIANS MAY HAVE EXPECTED THE POLES TO LAUNCH AN ALL-OUT ATTACK IN ORDER TO SCORE A FEW ON THE COUNTER IN THE SECOND HALF - WHICH NEVER REALLY HAPPENED - WHEN THE INDIANS DID MANAGE TO PENETRATE THE POLISH CIRCLE THEY FAILED TO FIND THE TARGET WITH SOME MISHITS AND POOR PASSES THAT FAILED TO FIND THEIR INTENDED TARGET 
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TO BE FAIR TO THE INDIANS, THE POLES DID NOT MAKE AN ALL-OUT ATTEMPT TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT, PREFERRING INSTEAD TO DEFEND IN NUMBERS - WHICH DID NOT ALLOW THE INDIAN STRIKERS THE KIND OF SPACE THEY WOULD HAVE RELISHED
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THE INDIANS WERE FAR FROM CLINICAL - UNABLE TO BREAK AWAY FROM SOME STAUNCH POLISH MARKING - WITH QUITE A FEW ERRORS AT THE GOALMOUTH - AND SOME SHODDY DEFENDING AT TIMES
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FULL-TIME: INDIA 3 - POLAND 1

MANPREET SINGH (21' 26') - PC, FG

HARMANPREET SINGH (36') - PC

MATEUSZ HULBOJ (25') - FG
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58' THE POLES MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO ATTEMPT TO PUSH MEN FORWARD - WHILE THE INDIANS PUSH AHEAD TO NO AVAIL
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56' AKASHDEEP FALTERS IN FRONT OF GOAL - THE INDIANS JUST NOT SHARP ENOUGH
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54' The Indian strikers mess up in the circle yet again - Gursahibjit attempts to stop the ball in front of goal - and plays it past the back line instead
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52' Gursahibjit double teamed by the Polish defence - loses the ball in the striking circle
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51' The Indians press high and deep - but the Polish defence is up to the task yet again
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50' Kotulski tries to advance all by himself - runs into a wall of blue shirts
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48' The Poles continue to mark the Indians without pushing men forward - Reid's boys busy in midfield
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46' Sella takes a free hit for the red shirts - Krishan Pathak called into action and keeps the shot out
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END OF Q3: INDIA 3 - POLAND 1
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44' The Poles manage to ward off the Indian attacks but knocking the ball around - India playing for the hooter 
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42' SURENDER FINDS MANDEEP - WHO FAILS TO TAKE THE SHOT - THE INDIAN STRIKERS FUMBLING TIME AND AGAIN
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41' SUSTAINED PERIOD OF PRESSURE FROM THE INDIANS - THE POLISH DEFENCE FINALLY FEEL THE HEAT
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AMIT AND VARUN ATTEMPT A NEW VARIATION  - VARUN'S FLICK FINDS THE BODY OF THE POLISH GOALIE THOUGH
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39' NILAKANTA FINDS A POLISH FOOT IN THE STRIKING CIRCLE - PC FOR INDIA
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37' MANPREET STARTS A STELLAR MOVE - AND THE INDIANS MISS A SITTER WITH THE BALL INCHES AWAY FROM AN OPEN GOAL
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INDIA 3 - POLAND 1
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HARMANPREET SCORES - TAKES THE AERIAL ROUTE TO THE LEFT
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35' THE INDIANS HAVE A PC - CAN THEY SCORE A THIRD??
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34' Bratkowski takes Manpreet's cross on his knee - is back up in a flash though
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33' The Indians commit men forward - but the Poles retreat as well to match the numbers in their own half
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31' The Indians begin with a series of vertical passes - the Poles have the ball back - Surender to the rescue for India
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THE SECOND HALF BEGINS
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WELL, WELL, WELL, NOT A GOAL FEST LIKE WE EXPECTED - THE POLES HAVE GOT THE INDIANS MARKED CLOSELY - TWO GOALS FROM MANPREET HAVE SAVED INDIA THE BLUSHES - BUT WE HAVE A CONTEST ON OUR HANDS
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HALF-TIME: INDIA 2 - POLAND 1

MANPREET SINGH (21' 26') - PC, FG

MATEUSZ HULBOJ (25') - FG
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28' Lots of midfield play - neither side able to advance deep enough
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26' The Indians looking to build calmly with some smart midfield play - in no hurry to advance though
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INDIA 2 - POLAND 1
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25' MANPREET GIVES INDIA THE LEAD - WITH SOME ASSISTANCE FROM SIMRANJEET
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INDIA 1 - POLAND 1
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24' POLAND HAVE THE EQUALIZER - THE INDIAN DEFENCE CAUGHT ON THE WRONG FOOT - HULBOJ MATEUSZ SCORES!!!
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23' The Polish defence look unsettled - lose the ball just outside their own circle twice in a row
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HARMANPREET DUMMIES - VARUN SENDS IN A SKIER
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22' MANDEEP EARNS A PC FOR INDIA
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21' The Poles attempt to convert defence into attack - but the Indians have the ball
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INDIA 1 - POLAND 0
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GOALLLLLL!!!
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AMIT ROHIDAS FLICKS - CAPTAIN MANPREET PUSHES THE REBOUND IN!!!!
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20' INDIA EARN THEIR SECOND PC
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HARMANPREET'S FLICK IS STOPPED ON THE LINE
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19' THE INDIANS HAVE A PC - BUT SHOULD HAVE SCORED - AKASHDEEP'S SHOT WAS A WEE BIT TOO FEEBLE
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19' Sreejesh shouts out instructions from the bench as Krishan Pathak is positioned in the Indian goal
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18' The Indians attempt to build a move - unable to earn a PC or take a shot on goal in the circle
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16' The Poles have a free hit - just outside the Indian circle
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THE INDIANS HAVE BEEN MARKED CLOSELY - UNABLE TO FIND THEIR RHYTHM YET - WHAT WILL REID AND CIRIELLO TELL THE BOYS?????