Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 29 The Indian junior males’s crew beat hosts Malaysia Four-Zero within the bronze medal match of the seventh Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 on the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium right here on Sunday night.
Goals from Vishal Antil (15th, 25th minutes), Vivek Prasad (11th) and Shilanand Lakra (21th) had been sufficient for India to say a spot on the rostrum.
India had earlier completed third within the factors desk with 9 factors after profitable three and dropping two of the spherical robin matches.
Sunday’s match noticed the Indians begin on a vibrant word as they put the Malaysian defense below stress within the preliminary phases.
The Indian crew appeared to have put apart the frustration of failing to qualify for the ultimate, as they produced some marvellous abilities to stamp their authority on the match.
Prasad handed them the lead when Maninder Singh supplied him with the help from the appropriate flank. India doubled their lead 4 minutes later when a exact lengthy cross from Dilpreet Singh was picked up by Shilanand Lakra contained in the circle, and the ahead made a flip and handed the ball to Antil who then scored with a cool end.
The Indians dominated the second quarter, hogging many of the possession and had been rewarded for his or her spirited show when Lakra tapped in a cross by Prasad to increase the lead.
The Indian forwards had been in prime kind they usually struck but once more when Dilpreet Singh picked out Antil contained in the penalty circle.