Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

RSA V IND ( 11/12 ) Olympic Games London 2012

RSA
3 - 2
IND

Match Review RSA - IND 3-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
RSA 8 3 CRONJE Andrew FG 1 - 0
IND 14 4 SINGH Sandeep PC 1 - 1
RSA 34 7 DRUMMOND Timothy FG 2 - 1
RSA 65 10 NORRIS-JONES Lloyd FG 3 - 1
IND 67 10 SINGH Dharamvir FG 3 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IND 29 15 SANNUVANDA Uthappa G
RSA 32 10 NORRIS-JONES Lloyd G
IND 34 12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath Y
RSA 39 7 DRUMMOND Timothy G

IND

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 TIRKEY Ignace
Bench
4 SINGH Sandeep 1
Bench
6 CHETRI Bharat Kumar
X
7 SINGH Manpreet
X
8 SINGH Sardar
X
10 SINGH Dharamvir 1
X
12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath 1
Bench
13 SINGH Gurbaj
X
14 KHANDKER Tushar
Bench
15 SANNUVANDA Uthappa 1
X
16 PARATTU Sreejesh
X
17 MUJTABA Danish
X
18 SINGH Shivendra
Bench
21 CHANDI Gurwinder
X
24 SOWMARPET Sunil
X
26 LAKRA Birendra
  Head Coach NOBBS Michael
  Team Manager JOHN David

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 KIM Hong Lae
Umpire 2 MONTES DE OCA German
Reserve Umpire SERVETTO Marcelo
Judge 1 AGUILERA Antonio
Judge 2 KOSHIKO Ryuichi
Technical Officer DEVADAS Mathavan

(11th-12th) South Africa vs. India: 3-2 (half-time: 2-1)

South Africa opened the scoring early by Andrew Cronje, finding the ball in a wild goalmouth scramble in front of PR Sreejesh in goal for India today, before Sandeep Singh equalized on penalty-corner, only his second goal of the tournament. His weak performance on the set-play, India’s most potent weapon in recent past, has certainly contributed to the Indian poor results in this competition.

Play was balanced and lively for the remainder of the period, with both teams launching spectacular runs with the ball. Sardar Singh gave glimpses of his immense class and Danish Mujtaba twice shot from close range, but Erasmus Pieterse was up to the task in the South African goal. It was finally Timothy Drummond who managed to break the deadlock, shovelling the ball under the Indian keeper in the final minute of the period to give South Africa a one-goal lead, and momentum, going into the halftime break.

Play resumed as animated in second period. Indian keeper PR Sreejesh had to clean-up a few times behind his permeable defense while Erasmus Pieterse was having a phenomenal match for South Africa, saving huge shots from SV Sunil and Dharamvir Singh. The match switched to overdrive in the final minutes, with goals from Lloyd Norris-Jones, receiving a gem ball from Wade Paton and slamming it in goal, before a goal by Dharamvir Singh reduced the gap to one goal.

India had a late desperate surge, but it was too little and certainly too late and they finished this competition with the wooden spoon, a far cry from their pre-Games expectation, when Captain Bharat Chetri was optimistically talking about a semi-final berth. South Africa finished 11th, one spot higher than their entry ranking. They will take away some strong performances against Great Britain (2-2), Spain (2-3) and Pakistan (4-5).

(Yan Huckendubler)

  • Match 35
  • Date Sat, 11 Aug 2012
  • Time 08:30
  • Pool/Class 11/12
  • Venue

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