Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sandeep hands India bronze

In the bronze fight, India beat Olympic hosts Britain 3-1 courtesy of Sandeep Singh’s brilliance for their fifth third placing in the Azlan Shah Cup.
    Ashley Jackson gave Britain the lead in the 35th minute when he scored his sixth goal of the tournament,
    However, the second half was all India as Shivendra Singh levelled in the 43rd minute, while Sandeep Singh gave them the lead off a 52nd minute penalty corner.
    Britain gambled by removing their goalkeeper and substituting him with a kicking-back in the last five minutes of the match,
   But Sandeep punished them further when he flicked from his own semi-circle into Britain’s semi-circle where a waiting Tushar Khandker scored the easiest goal of the tournament in the 68th minute.
   RESULTS: Final -- Argentina x New Zealand x; Third-Fourth:  Britain 1 India 3; Fifth-Sixth: Malaysia 2 South Korea 3.