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Hero Hockey World League Round 2 - Women

New Delhi, India - February 18-24, 2013
Local time is 2:57pm

Japan v Malaysia

Round Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
February 24th, 2013
14 Round Robin 2:00pm Japan JPN - MAS Malaysia 4 - 0 (1 - 0) Final      

Match Report

Japan became the first side to progress from the women’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 group in Delhi to round three as they saw off main rivals Malaysia with a tenacious performance.

Despite a dominant first half, they were only 1-0 up at the break as Ayaka Nishimura finished into an open net as the Malaysian defence stopped, expecting a free out to be given.  But the Japanese striker remained alert and player on for a 29th minute lead.

Earlier, they were only denied a first goal from a cracking move by Noor Hasliza Md Ali’s last gasp intervention in the third minute while Farah Ayuni Yahya made a string of fine saves.

But their resistence after a couple of defensive injuries was weakened in the second half and Japan broke through again in the 45th minute, Kumi Banda’s swept corner turned in by Aki Mitsuhashi. Akiko Kato scrambled in the next goal soon after and the tie was fully confirmed 15 minutes from the end when Aya Ueda was on the mark.

It was a special way to celebrate the 200th cap for Miyuki Nakagawa as Japan kept alive their hopes of making it to the 2014 World Cup.

KAZ v FIJ (Round Robin) RUS v IND (Round Robin)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W WD LD L GD Pts
Round Robin
India  IND 5 4 0 1 0 22 13
Japan  JPN 5 3 2 0 0 29 13
Malaysia  MAS 5 3 0 0 2 9 9
Russia  RUS 5 2 0 1 2 13 7
Kazakhstan  KAZ 5 1 0 0 4 -24 3
Fiji  FIJ 5 0 0 0 5 -49 0

MATCHES

Feb 24, 2013
KAZ Kazakhstan
Fiji FIJ
JPN Japan
Malaysia MAS
RUS Russia
India IND
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