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Hero FIH Road to London (Women) Delhi 2012

New Delhi, India - February 18-26, 2012
Local time is 1:39pm

Canada v Poland

Pool A

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
February 22nd, 2012
11 Pool A 2:00pm Canada CAN - POL Poland 1 - 0 (0 - 0) Final    

Match Report

Canada were looking to bounce back after their disappointing loss to Ukraine on Tuesday and immediately besieged the Polish circle. They had a chance to take the lead from an early penalty-corner but, with their regular flicker Diana ROEMER still sidelined, they could not capitalize. Shortly after, Kate GILLIS managed to run along the back line and address a perfect cross past the goal keeper, but it rolled tantalizingly along the goal-line without anybody able to put a stick on it. 

Poland were under heavy pressure but weathered the storm, spoiling every Canadian attempt. They survived a few hot scares in front of their goal-keeper Dominika NOWICKA, had some narrow escapes, but were still unscathed going into the half-time break, despite an overwhelming Canadian domination.

Kate GILLIS forced a penalty-corner for Canada early in second period, but they failed to control it. Canada were still heavily dominating the midfield, applying constant pressure on the Polish circle, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to score. They had plenty of steam left, but seemed to run out of ideas when penetrating the circle. That was until the 65th minute, when an unmarked Thea CULLEY received a long pass from Abigail RAYE and was brought down by the goal-keeper. Veteran Stephanie JAMESON made no mistake slotting the ensuing penalty-stroke to finally give the lead to Canada.

Poland had a lone chance from a penalty-corner while Canada were a player down due to a green card, but the North Americans held on to their meagre one-goal lead to earn their first win of the competition (1-0).

Player of the Match was Katie BAKER, captain of Canada.

UKR v ITA (Pool A) IND v RSA (Pool A)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
South Africa  RSA 5 4 1 0 9 13
India  IND 5 3 1 1 4 10
Italy  ITA 5 2 2 1 3 8
Ukraine  UKR 5 2 1 2 1 7
Canada  CAN 5 1 1 3 -8 4
Poland  POL 5 0 0 5 -9 0

MATCHES

Feb 25, 2012
CAN Canada
Poland POL
ITA Italy
Ukraine UKR
RSA South Africa
India IND
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