Ireland beat India by 3 – 0 in Women Hockey Quarter final

August 3, 2018

India vs Ireland Quarter Final. India lost 1-3 in the tie-breaker against Ireland. Ireland reached semi-final. But while it was a historic joy for the Irish, tears of disappointment in the Eyes of Indian fans. Check Highlights here:

Quarter 1: First quarter started and All-out attacking start by the Irish. Good work by Navjot kaur she tried to hold the ball for India. Sunita Lakra plays the ball wide,  to stretch the Irish defence. Ireland was the stronger side in the first quarter. Free hit for the Ireland,but failed. India worked hard to impose a threat on Ireland. Ireland back the possession. India built one final attack but fails and the score was 0 till the end of the first quarter.

Quarter 2: Brilliant interception from Ireland at the beginning of the second quarter. India was looking to break on the attack. Neha Goyal got green card and stretched Irish efforts. Rani Rampal’s shot goes wide and missed the chance for India. At the end of second quarter both teams were still 0.

Quarter 3: Ireland gets the second-half underway. Wilson plays the ball wide to the right but good defence by Indian side and no penalty corner. Nicola Evans penalised inside the circle, she looked well in possession to hit the ball inside the posts but fails. Free hit for Ireland. India got a chance to break on the counter but failed and at the end, India or Ireland both were at 0.

Quarter 4: Fourth quarter started.  Wilson guides the ball on the right wing for the Irish but good defence by India. Penalty corner for India but good save by Irish goalkeeper McFerran. Vandana asked for a referral as she feels she was pushed, But umpire rules it in favour of the Irish side. Ireland to go first in the shoot-out. India Ireland both were at 0 at the end of the fourth quarter.

Shoot-out to follow and Ireland to go first in the shoot-out. Nicola Daily missed it. Monika ran out of time. Goal by Upton Roisin and lead for Ireland. Another Goal by  Meeke Alison and Ireland at 2. Goal for India and Ireland – India were 2 – 1. GOAL! Ireland wins 3-1 in the shoot-out, to book themselves a semi-final berth. Heart-break for the India fans.

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