India remain unbeaten with stirring comeback win over Western Australia Thundersticks



Perth, 5 October 2016: An inspired second half performance saw India outgun Western Australia Thundersticks 3-1 in their final Pool B encounter today. The win keeps India unbeaten in the tournament and puts them at the top of Pool B.

Australian Hockey League

Australian Hockey League

A composed first quarter saw both sides cancel each other out in a midfield battle. India were the ones who were pushed to the back foot early on, conceding a PC, but Vikas Dahiya’s smart save ensured both teams went into the first break locked in a stalemate.

Early in the second quarter, the Thundersticks captain Chris Bausor converted his team’s second PC of the game giving them the lead. Western Australia kept up the pressure, with another PC but were again denied by Dahiya, ensuring India would go into halftime down by the single goal.

India stormed out of the blocks in the second half, and soon enough Sumit scored the goal to draw them level. It was the inspiration the Juniors needed. With the teams level, India were suddenly on the front foot, crowding the midfield and pushing Western Australia deep into defence.

With their first PC of the game, Varun Kumar found the net, giving India the lead in the 39th minute. A minute later, he had his second with another PC. From being a goal down, India had stormed to a two-goal lead within 10 minutes of the second half. It was a lead they held on to going into the final break.

India played out the final quarter smartly and cautiously, avoiding needless fouls and turnovers to take a well deserved victory.

India will now take on Victorian Vikings in the first semi final of the AHL on Oct 7 at 1530hrs IST.

Tags: , , , ,

Author:

Aspiring Media Enthusiast, Cricket Tragic, Football Fanatic, Avid Reader, Amateur Photographer & Wannabe Sports Writer.

Cricket

VIVO IPL 2017 Trophy Tour raises the cricket fever in Ranchi

VIVO IPL 2017 Trophy Tour raises the cricket fever in Ranchi

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on March 22nd, 2017

Ranchi, 22nd March, 2017: Following a successful run in 8 cities across India, the VIVO IPL trophy gripped the people of Ranchi in excitement when it reached it ..

Football

200 days to go until the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

200 days to go until the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on March 20th, 2017

Today, 20 March 2017, marks 200 days until the FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off and excitement continues to grow in the country as preparations for the first FIFA ..

Tennis

I want to be remembered as someone who fought for the right things, on and off the court: Sania Mirza

I want to be remembered as someone who fought for the right things, on and off the court: Sania Mirza

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on February 28th, 2017

Ace tennis player Sania Mirza is currently in Doha to participate in the ongoing Qatar Total Open tournament. Though the 30-year-old is quite vocal when it com ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror