Perth, Oct 2: India ‘A’ were held 1-1 by Northern Territory in a Pool B clash of the Australian Hockey League (AHL) here on Monday. India got off the blockson an attacking mode, finding spaces in the opponent’s circle right from the start. The efforts paved way for Mohammad Umar who scored a field goal in the sixth minute of the match. A well-executed defensive structure saw the team keep up the lead in the following minutes and the team continued to keep the pressure on with a disciplined game.
India ‘A’ held by Northern Territory in AHL
The second quarter saw India forwards Armaan Qureshi and Affan Yousuf display entertaining hockey with fast-paced manoeuvres that saw them come close to doubling the lead.
Northern Territory put up an improvised performance in the third quarter, forcing a defensive error on India’s part resulting in a pelty stroke. Adrian Lockley made no mistake in converting the pelty stroke that equaled the score 1-1 in the 34th minute. IANS