Playing an all out attacking game, India overwhelmed England 4-0 in the 4 Nations Junior Men’s Hockey Tournament in Dusseldorf, Germany on Monday. Rajinder Singh (13′), Amir Ali (33′), Amandeep Lakra (41′), and Araijeet Singh Hundal (58′) were the goal scorers.
The match started on a tentative note but India showcased their defensive prowess to hold off England. With Rajinder Singh (13′) converting a late penalty corner, the men in blue took a 1-0 lead to close the first quarter.
Trailing by a goal, England started stitching attacking moves to cover the deficit in the second quarter. But the side led by Vishnukant Singh continued to dominate in the final third and prevented England from getting a goal back and India went into the halftime with a 1-0 lead.
At the start of the second half, Amir Ali (33′) scored a quick goal to put more pressure on England. With a 2-0 lead, India started dominating the proceedings. Amandeep Lakra (41′) converted another Penalty Corner late in the third quarter as India further extended their lead. India maintained their 3-0 lead by the end of the third quarter.
With 15 minutes left on the clock, the pressure was on England to get a positive result out of the game. England started showcasing urgency to find goals, but India defended deep in their own half to prevent the opposition from causing any major troubles. Araijeet Singh Hundal (58′) added another goal at the stroke of the final whistle and India won the match 4-0