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Hero Hockey World League Round 2 - Men

New Delhi, India - February 18-24, 2013
Local time is 4:05pm

Fiji v China

Round Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
February 21st, 2013
7 Round Robin 2:00pm Fiji FIJ - CHN China 1 - 4 (0 - 1) Final    

Match Report

Fiji put in a huge defensive performance to give China, ranked 51 places above them, a huge fright before the world number 19 side eventually prevailed.

They scored two penalty corners in the last 11 minutes to get out of a sticky situation on day three of the men’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013. After two double-fugure defeats, Adrian Smith’s diving touch garnered the Pacific islanders their first goal of the competition, making it 1-2 in the 55th minute to have the side dreaming of a potential draw.

But flicks from Mi Ji and Tao Li eased China’s nerves and saw them claim their second win of the campaign having seen off Oman on day one. They hit the front 13 minutes in when they evaded three loose baseline tackles and Yanjun Su pounced on the loose ball for his second goal of the tournament, lifting over Eric Niumata.

Fiji, though, had shown they were ready for the fight, Leevan Dutta pumping an effort into the sideboard while they also earned a pair of penalty corners. China, though, were controlling most of the ball but got few shots off from play.

Su doubled their lead from a 37th minute corner – their fourth of the game – but it was cancelled out when Fiji worked a clever switch left to Fabiano Rupeni and he reverted the ball back to player of the match Smith to guide home. China settled, though, won a couple of late set pieces and saw the win home.

IND v OMA (Round Robin) BAN v OMA (Round Robin)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Round Robin
India  IND 5 5 0 0 33 15
Ireland  IRL 5 4 0 1 24 12
Bangladesh  BAN 5 3 0 2 1 9
China  CHN 5 2 0 3 -2 6
Oman  OMA 5 1 0 4 -16 3
Fiji  FIJ 5 0 0 5 -40 0

MATCHES

Feb 24, 2013
OMA Oman
Fiji FIJ
IRL Ireland
China CHN
IND India
Bangladesh BAN
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