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Indian men’s hockey team suffers 2-3 defeat to Great Britain in FIH Pro League | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a thrilling men’s FIH Pro League hockey match in London on Sunday, veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh showcased his skills with a stunning save from the penalty spot. However, despite his efforts, India suffered a 2-3 defeat to Great Britain after conceding just 38 seconds into the game.
The loss concluded the campaign for the Craig Fulton-coached Indian team, with the hosts emerging victorious.
India faced an early setback with a Phil Roper strike right at the beginning of the match. However, they quickly regained their composure and launched several attacking opportunities, only to be denied by the solid Great Britain defence in the first quarter.

The visitors managed to equalize through Sukhjeet Singh’s excellent strike in the 19th minute, displaying remarkable teamwork as Gurjant Singh set up the opportunity.
While Great Britain appeared stronger in the first quarter, India dominated the game in the second quarter, resulting in a halftime score of 1-1, reflecting the closely contested nature of the match.
Great Britain was awarded a penalty stroke after Sanjay was deemed to have impeded attacker Nick Bandurak’s space. Despite the contentious nature of the decision, India chose not to review it. However, Sreejesh showcased his brilliance with a remarkable save to keep India in the game.
India took the lead in the 36th minute through skipper Harmanpreet Singh‘s successful penalty stroke, showcasing his leadership on the field.
However, Jack Waller quickly equalized for Great Britain, capitalizing on an opportunity after an aerial ball found its way to Roper, who set up Waller’s decisive goal.
Despite several chances for India, including a missed opportunity by Mandeep Singh, Great Britain sealed the victory with Alan Forsyth’s goal in the 50th minute, ultimately securing the win.
(With PTI inputs)