Antwerp (Belgium): The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team lost to Great Britain 1-3 in their second match at the U-23 Five Nations Tournament (Men) here on Sunday.
In their first match, the Indian Junior Men’s team had beaten Ireland 5-0 but Great Britain put India on the back foot after a goalless first quarter. Through Tim Nurse, Great Britain took a vital 1-0 lead in the 19th minute to put pressure on the Indian Junior squad.
Though Indian Junior Men’s team made some strong forays into the striking circle, they could not convert a goal while Great Britain extended the lead in the 34th minute through Duncan Scott. Their third goal came in the 50th minute when Cameron Gold struck a fine shot to take Great Britain’s scoreline to 3-0. Pardeep Singh of Indian Junior Squad scored a consolation goal for the team in the 57th minute.
Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team will take on Belgium on Monday.