Great Britain beat resurgent India to Bronze

Olympic Games – Bronze Medal Match

Terrific Britain 4 India 3

Great Britain’s ladies needed to strive to protect the Bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 as a lively India group simply failed at the Oi Hockey Arena, reversing a 2-0 deficit to lead 3-2 prior to lastly yielding 4-3.

TOKYO – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Great-Britain v India (Bronze) Image: GB commemorate 3-3 with Isabelle Petter in the middle. COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS MARTIN WAICHMAN

In a video game of continuously altering feelings, played in 43 degree heat requiring 4 minute quarter breaks and rehydration breaks midway through each quarter, India came so near to imitating their guys in winning a medal in another high scoring match.

India, buoyed by their shock win over Australia and efficiency versus Argentina in the knockout phases, assaulted early, Navneet Kaur threatening down the extreme right. India’s goalkeeper, Savita palmed Giselle Ansley’s 2nd minute charge corner drag-flick over the bar and stayed out 2 efforts from Sarah Jones and another from Ellie Rayer in a scoreless very first half.

TOKYO – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Great-Britain v India (Bronze)
GB wins the bronze medal winning the match by 4-3.
Image: Navneet Kaur dissapointed after the loss.

Savita wasn’t so lucky 34 seconds into the 2nd quarter when India fell back, Rayer assaulting along the ideal standard prior to her shot was deflected by Deep Grace Ekka.

Terrific Britain dealt with their charge corner regular again as a very first quarter award had actually been mis-trapped and prominent 1-0, Ansley and Jones integrated with Jones striking the ideal post.

Maddie Hinch, who had actually been a viewer in the Great Britain objective in the very first quarter, was hired to make an outstanding response conserve from Lauremsiami prior to India chose to manoeuvre the ball around the circle from their very first charge corner, Great Britain safeguarding.

India rapidly discovered their lesson, however not prior to Terrific Britain doubled their lead, Sarah Robertson smashing the ball simply inside the left post from the centre of the circle in the 24th minute.

Indian get up call

Robertson’s strike was the wake-up call that India required as they pulled an objective back a minute later on thanks to Gurjit Kaur’s drag-flick from their 3rd charge corner, Lily Owsley having actually been struck by their 2nd.

In the 26th minute, Gurjit Kaur duplicated her magic, discovering the backboard beyond Hinch’s outstretched leg to bring India level in the middle of events on the pitch.

3 minutes later on, India remained in dreamland as the resurgence was total, Vandana beating Hinch from large of the left post, the objective validated after a video recommendation.

Terrific Britain had work to do in the 2nd half if they were going to take the Bronze medal house, however were annoyed at the start of the 3rd quarter as Ansley and Jones couldn’t link from another charge corner regular and Anna Toman’s cross from the right simply avoided Izzy Petter’s stick as Terrific Britain looked for an equaliser.

Quickly after Petter took a crack at conserved by Savita, Great Britain properly levelled, captain, Hollie Pearne-Webb, typically to be discovered marshalling the defence, in an unknown position in the circle to whack the ball into the within left netting by means of a faint touch off Savita’s stick in the 35th minute.

TOKYO – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Great-Britain v India (Bronze)
GB wins the bronze medal by winning the match 4-3.
Image: Lily Owsley conveniences a sobbing Ekka Deep Grace.

India quickly attempted to react through their fatal charge corner regimen, however Hinch depended on the job, whilst at the other end, Rayer checked Savita and Robertson had a close encounter with the ideal post, the match needing to be stopped to move the objective back into position.

Petter went close two times, the 2nd shot careering over the bar, with the 3rd quarter ending with Terrific Britain rushing to attempt and score a 4th objective followed by an Indian counter attack causing a charge corner award with simply 1.6 seconds staying following a video recommendation, however Great Britain made it through.

In the 4th quarter, India began to lose their discipline as had actually taken place in the swimming pool video game. Udita invested 5 minutes in the sin-bin and might just enjoy as Grace Balsdon discovered the backboard from Terrific Britain’s 8th charge corner and 3rd of the series in the 48th minute.

Shona McCallin concerned Great Britain’s rescue with 8 minutes to play, clearing the ball off the line and onto an Indian foot from India’s 8th charge corner to keep their lead undamaged.

Terrific Britain effectively handled to go out the clock, although they had actually one scare when India challenged an aerial clearance to the sideline by Leah Wilkinson, who had changed McCallin after she was struck on the head, however the charge corner demand was decreased, India lost their right to a video recommendation and Terrific Britain won their 3rd succeeding medal after Bronze in London and Gold in Rio.

The Indian gamers remained in tears and sad as the last hooter sounded, however they can be exceptionally happy with their accomplishment, having actually come so near to losing out on the quarter-finals, just an objective 3 minutes from completion enough to reject Ireland the point they required to certify.

TOKYO – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Great-Britain v India (Bronze)
Image: Great-Britain wins with 4-3 versus India
Maddie Hinch (GK) and Neha

Terrific Britain will now break up into their different nations as England prepare to take their location in the 2021-22 FIH Pro League competitors, beginning with a journey to Argentina in February 2022.

Terrific Britain:

Scorers: Ellie Rayer 16-F, Sarah Robertson 24-F, Hollie Pearne-Webb 35-F, Grace Balsdon 48-PC

Beginners: Maddie Hinch (GK); Laura Unsworth, Anna Toman, Hannah Martin, Susannah Townsend, Sarah Robertson, Ellie Rayer, Giselle Ansley, Hollie Pearne-Webb (Capt.), Shona McCallin, Lily Owsley.

Subs: Sarah Jones (3 minutes), Izzy Petter (4), Leah Wilkinson (4), Fiona Crackles (4), Grace Balsdon (5).

Cards: None


Scorers: Gurjit Kaur 25-PC, 26-PC; Vandana 29-F

Beginners: Navjot Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Monika, Savita (GK), Nisha, Vandana Katariya, Udita, Navneet Kaur, Rani (Capt.), Neha.

Subs: Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (3 minutes), Salima Tete (3), Sharmila Devi (6), Lalremsiami (6), Nikki Pradhan (8).

Cards: Green: Nisha (23 minutes), Sharmila Devi (51 minutes). Yellow: Udita (46 minutes).

Umpires: Michelle Joubert (RSA) and Michelle Meister (GER)

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