Team GB 4-1 India: Defending Olympic champions add to Pool A tally with Hannah Martin scoring twice for Mark Hager’s side against wasteful opposition in Tokyo
- Hannah Martin scored twice at Team GB beat India’s women’s team 4-1
- Sharmila Devi fired home from penalty corner routine for wasteful opponents
- Lily Owlsey and Grace Balsdon then handed GB second straight 4-1 victory
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Team GB made it two wins from three in Pool A after beating India women 4-1 in Tokyo.
The defending Olympic champions wasted little time in taking the lead at the Oi Hockey Stadium, with Hannah Martin scoring in the second minute.
India however had a chance to equalise from a penalty corner but Team Gb goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was inspired form to deny them.
Team GB made it two wins from three in Pool A after beating India women 4-1 in Tokyo
Hannah Martin (centre) scored twice for Mark Hager’s side as they recorded second 4-1 win
Martin then scored a second early in the second quarter by hitting a reverse stick shot between India goalkeeper Savita Punia’s legs.
Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne saw his India side pull one back after Sharmila Devi fired home from a smart penalty corner routine.
GB’s Sarah Robertson was shown a green card and made to sit out of play for two minutes, while Hinch preserved their lead with a great save in the last few moments of the quarter.
Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing space with a excellent shot from close range
India pulled one back after Sharmila Devi fired home from a smart penalty corner routine
India then wasted chances from back-to-back penalty corners before Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing space with a shot from close range.
Grace Balsdon then stepped up to convert a penalty stroke into the top left corner to make it a second successive 4-1 win for GB after they beat South Africa on Monday.
Their defeat by Germany in their opening pool game now appears a distant memory, with GB next in action against the Netherlands on Thursday.
Grace Balsdon then stepped up to convert a penalty stroke into the top left corner
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