|July 28th, 2013|
|13||Pool C||3:00pm||NZL - IND||0 - 2 (0 - 0)||Final||x 10|
New Zealand v India 0-2 (0-0)
Pool C kicked off today New Zealand taking on India. In a hotly contested match, the two equal opponents didn't give each other much room, and scenes in front of the goal were few and far between. The first 35 minutes had the two teams cancel each other out, but the intensity of the encounter intensified towards the end of the first half, and further after the re-start.
A barrage of yellow cards left much of the second half was played with at least one of the two teams a player short, but neither team could make a difference when the other team was incomplete.
India ended up the better-off team with two second half goals as Manjit Kaur sunk the first from a crowded circle and Vandana Katariya doubled the lead a few minutes later with a brilliant reverse stick shot from the edge of the circle.
New Zealand could not come back from this blow, and continued to struggle to create danger. The clock ticked down for India to take a victory that was celebrated in style by a small but vocal group of Indian supporters.
This win keeps India in the running for a place in the quarter-finals, on equal points with New Zealand before the last round of matches in Pool C which sees India face Russia, while old Oceania rivals Australia and New Zealand will meet in the other encounter.
Voices after the match:
Neil Hawgood, coach India: "Yesterday's performance was better although we have lost."
Chris Leslie, coach New Zealand: "It might be hard to beat Australia but we have to beat them to have a chance on making the quarter-finals."
|July 28th, 2013 at 8:11 am||NZL and IND are on Pitch 2 for the second round of matches in Pool C. NZL 0, IND 0.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 8:16 am||The umpires are Hannah Sanders (ENG) and Kang Hyun Hee (KOR).|
|July 28th, 2013 at 8:18 am||We're 18 minutes into the game, and so far, both teams have had chances but neither has been able to make theirs count.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 8:28 am||It's an even battle here between NZL and IND. Neither team is able to gain significant advantages. NZL 0, IND 0.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 8:44 am||Halftime between New Zealand and India - no goals so far.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 8:58 am||India take the lead! After a good attack, the ball als to Rani in the crowded circle, she pushes it into the goal. NZL 0, IND 1.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 9:02 am||Amazing goal for IND! Vandana Kadariya finishes off a quick break after a PC for NZL with a brilliant reverse stick shot. NZL 0, IND 2|
|July 28th, 2013 at 9:15 am||8 minutes to go between NZL and IND at the ERGO Junior World Cup 2013. It's NZL 0, IND 2.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 9:24 am||The final whistle sounds, and IND secure an important victory, keeping their hopes for the quarter-finals alive. NZL 0, IND 2.|