Spain, 15 February 2015: In the first match of Valencia Test Series being played between Indian eves and Spain, both the teams failed to open their scoring accounts as the match ended in a goalless draw. The series is in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 07 – 15 March, 2015. The opening game of the series was also the debut match for Punam Barla and Renuka Yadav of India.
Opening the game on high, Indian women put in all efforts to find gaps in opponent’s defence and score for their side. On the other hand, eves from Spain had a strong defence as their strikers attacked on the goal post with an intention to score and give their team a lead. In its endeavor to score Indian women had a couple of good scoring chances, both being field goal opportunities, but failed to convert them.
The Indian women with their strong defence and coordination, ensured that all efforts to score by Spain were cleared and they had no opportunity to beat the Indian goalie and reach the nets.
With either of the team unable to score a goal, the game ended in a draw with a final score of 0-0.
The next game of the series will be played on 16 February 2015.