Perth, Australia: India A Women's Hockey Team registered their first win of the 2017 Women’s Australian Hockey League campaign as they beat Tasmania 1-0 in their last Pool B encounter here on Tuesday. Sangita Kumari (19') scored the only goal of the match as she gave India a well-deserved three points.
The India A Women’s team got off to a good start as they controlled the play in midfield throughout the first quarter. At the start of the second quarter, the visitors pulled off a beautiful team-move which was finished by Sangita Kumari in the 19th minute as she deceived Tasmania’s goalkeeper Ruby-Rose Haywood to give India the lead.
The third quarter saw both sides taking it to each other as some strong tackles were made from the players which resulted in a yellow card each for both the teams. Tasmania tried to break India’s back line but could not succeed as the Indians put on a spirited display.
India enjoyed their one-goal lead for the rest of the match and made several efforts to deny the Tasmanians the chance to equalise the scores. The visitors showed fight in the fourth quarter to win the match by a goal.
The team registered their first win of the AHL and will now progress to the next round of the tournament to play classification matches as they finished 4th in Pool B with 3 points under their belt. The India A Women's Hockey Team will play Western Australia in Pool D on Thursday, 5th October 2017 at 15:30hrs IST.
Please find attached photos, pool standings and match Schedule of the 2017 Women's Australian Hockey League.