Women's Sports: India Women's Hockey Team Fight Back For a Draw With Great Britain

Asian Games - Day 13

After an early penalty gave Great Britain's women's hockey team the lead in their second match against touring side India, the visitors fought back and equalized with a goal in the 32nd minute.

Forward Lalremsiami scored the all-important equalizer at Marlow that meant India maintained their unbeaten streak during their tour of Europe and Great Britain – in the first match of their tour of Britain the tourists beat the home side 2-1. 

India got up and running quickly with a couple of early penalty corners, however, Great Britain's Maddie Hinch was on standby to stop the team from taking the lead.

Things then swung back in favour of the home side who had their own chances on goal thanks to a couple of penalty corners. India also saved the shots, but the referee spotted an infringement awarding Britain a penalty stroke.

The hosts converted and went one up in the eighth minute. They managed to protect their lead until the third quarter when Lalremsiami finished off a counterattack to draw India level and bring the visitors back into contention.

Both sides kept fighting throughout the fourth and final quarter as they tried to clinch a win, however, neither side's defence was willing to let anything through.

The hosts have yet to win against India and will be looking for a victory in their next match against them on Tuesday. Boosting team morale now is essential as the defending Olympic champions gear up for their final shot at qualifying for Tokyo 2020 – a two-legged clash against Chile in November.

The Asian side is due to face Great Britain three more times before the conclusion of their tour of Britain so there is still plenty of time for the hosts to turn things around and take the lead in the series.

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