Johor Cup: India lose in final league match despite defeat

Johor Cup: India lose in final league match despite defeat
Johor Cup: India lose in final league match despite defeat
In the Sultan Johor Cup, the Indian team entered the finals with a score of 12 points. Britain has 10 points, the final will be played on Saturday.

Britain defeated Indian junior men's hockey team 3-2 in the final league match of Sultan Johor Cup. This was the first defeat of India in this tournament. Having won four consecutive wins in the tournament, the Indian team made it to the final with 12 points. The UK is in second place, with 10 points in five matches. The final between the two teams will be played on October 13.

Indians started aggressively under the leadership of Mandeep Mor and made two penalty corners in the fifth minute. Vishnukant Singh scored a goal in the second attempt. Cameron Golden scored the equal goal for Britain the next minute India also dominated the second quarter and Shilanand Lakra scored a goal in the 20th minute to give India a 2-1 lead.

In the third quarter, Britain began to pressurize. India lost two penalty corners. Stuart Rushmare scored the equalizer in the 39th minute for Britain. Britain made an edge over captain Edwards's goal in the 51st minute and allowed India not to score a goal.

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