Valencia (Spain), 20 February 2015: A clinical all-round display helped the men team of Dutch Hockey Club HDM JA 1 winning over Indian eves 10-2 at Valencia, Spain today. The matches are in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 07 – 15 March, 2015.
While, the Indian Women Hockey Team looked determined to display their best of the stick works throughout the entire game, the Dutch men were in no mood to give away the scoring to the Indian eves and took away the ball from them reflecting great speed and counter skills. This took them to a much deserved win with 10-2 on the scoreboards.
The game was expected to be played at good pace but the Indian eves could not match to the speed of the brawny men of HDM JA 1. However, it did not deter the Indian eves to get into action and attack and it was Poonam Rani who was successful in the 32nd minute of the game when she penetrated the defence of the Dutch men through a penalty corner deflection and scored for her team. Another fine field goal was scored by Poonam Rani in the 52nd minute of the play by a good exchange of ball between Anupa Barla and Poonam Barla which gave the team a motivation to score further but went in vain. On the other hand, HDM JA 1 men scored ten goals out of which seven were field goals and the three very well converted penalty corners which benefited the team and gave them a much desired win over Indian eves by 10-2.
The Dutch team also comprised of the U19 National Players who showcased brilliant stick skills and continued to give the much required strength to their side throughout the game.