England beat India 4-1 to reach last four
India suffered a 1-4 loss to England in the quarter-final of the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final here on Tuesday.
Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur (57th minute) was India's lone scorer, while Giselle Ansley (6th), Alex Danson (13th), Susannah Townsend (42nd) and Hannah Martin (60th) sounded the board for England.
India will next play the fifth to eighth placing match on July 20. England put India on the back foot in the first quarter when they won three back-to-back PCs which finally resulted in England being awarded a penalty stroke.
It was unfortunate for India when England appealed through a video referral that an Indian defender had crossed the goal line before the injector made the pass. This resulted in India losing a defender in the goal line. Reduced to just three defenders and the goalkeeper, India did well to defend the PC but a foul was called when England attacker's shot on goal was obstructed by Deep Grace Ekka. Giselle Ansley made no mistake in successfully taking the 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 making this her third goal of the tournament.
India began well in the second quarter, winning a PC in the 16th minute when Lilima Minz on the counter attack found England defender's foot in the circle. But the chance went begging with Anupa Barla missing a deflection off Rani's flick by inches.
India won another PC in the 28th minute and this time Anupa managed to get a deflection off Rani's flick but unfortunately hit the cross bar. Agencies