Scotland celebrate beating India to take seventh place
Scotland celebrate beating India to take seventh place
(Photo: Rodrigo Jaramillo)

Captain Linda Clements and Vikki Bunce were home nation heroes as they turned a dour, goalless first half into a sparkling second half, in which seven goals were scored in total. The result means India finish the Champions Challenge 1 without registering a win or a draw.

Athough Scotland opened the scoring through a determined solo run from Bunce (44'), she had hardly finished celebrating when India equalised through Neha Goyal who scored from a penalty corner (46'). This goal was followed five minutes later by a goal from Lilima Minz (51') who had crept around behind the Scottish press. Navnet Kaur (63') then scored, again exploiting the gaps in the Scotland defence. At this point India seemed to have an unassailable lead. 

However, the young India team had little experience at holding onto a lead and a clever pass from Emily Maguire found Ailsa Wyllie who was able to slip the ball past Savita Savita in the India goal. A penalty stroke was then awarded and Bunce shouldered the responsibility and put it high in the net. With two minutes on the clock, Clement received the ball on the edge of the circle and her reverse stick shot flew under Savita to give Scotland victory.