Women’s World Hockey League Semi-Final: India Go Down To England In The Quarter-Finals

Match Highlights:

  • England won 4-1
  • They are through to the final four
  • India will next play their 5th to 8th place match

England beat India 4-1 to reach the semi-final of the Women’s Hockey World League semi-finals in Johannesburg. England ranked second in the world, were strong favorites and justified their tag with a crushing performance. Gurjit Kaur was India’s lone scorer, while Giselle Ansley, Alex Danson, Susannah Townsend and Hannah Martin scored for England.

 

England put India on the back foot in the first quarter when they won three back-to-back penalty corners which finally resulted in England being awarded a penalty stroke. They ran amuck in the first quarter of the match and led 2-0 courtesy of goals from Giselle Ansley and Alex Danson. Giselle Ansley successfully took a penalty stroke to fetch England an early 1-0 lead in the 6th minute. They extended the lead in the 13th minute when Alex Danson put the ball past Savita.

 

Chasing a two goal deficit, India began well in the second quarter winning an early penalty corner. Unfortunately, they missed a golden opportunity to hand England the reins of the match. A defensive error in the third quarter leads to England converting a field goal in the 42nd minute India won a PC in the 57th minute and Gurjit struck a brilliant goal beating England goalkeeper Maddie Hinch to snatch a consolation goal for India. England, however, had the last laugh as they ended up scoring their fourth goal in the 60th minute through Hannah Martin to end the match 4-1.

 

Germany defeated hosts South Africa 1-0 in their quarter-final and will now face Argentina who beat Ireland 2-1 while the USA beat Japan 1-0 in their last-eight match. England, Germany, Argentina, and the USA have now qualified for the World League Finals in New Zealand in November directly.

 

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