India ‘A’ beat France ‘A’ 3-2
Gorakhpur: The India ‘A’ women’s hockey team came back from a goal down to beat France ‘A’ 3-2 in the second match of the series here on Sunday. In the firstever international match played at the Veer Bahadur Singh Sports College ground here, Mariana Kujur (19th minute), Lalremsiami (30th) and Mumtaz Khan (34th) scored to eke out the win for the hosts after Mickaela Lahlah had given France ‘A’ lead in the 14th minute.
The visitors showed some resilience in the last quarter and found a second goal through Guusje Van Bolhuis (58th), but the home team held on to register the series-levelling win.
After the defeat in the first match, India ‘A’ team made a solid comeback to beat the visitors.
India ‘A’ will play their third match against France ‘A’ on Tuesday at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic Hockey Stadium in Lucknow.