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Hosts Ireland edged out by Indians
15 Apr 2014 22:10
Ireland's women lost 3-1 to India in the first of a triple header taking place at UCD this week, as the National side continue preparations for the upcoming Champions Challenge I.
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Ireland opened the scoring early when captain Megan Frazer scored early in the fourth minute after a well-worked routine.
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The home side enjoyed a number of first-half opportunities but failed to further extend their lead and stayed in front with just a 1-0 win at the break as India struggled to get a foothold on the game.
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India turned things around in the 37th minute when Poonam Rani scored off the post from a penalty corner to draw the sides level at 1-1.
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Ireland had a good chance again in the 45th minute with another penalty corner but the visitors relieved the pressure clearing after an Irish mis-hit.
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India gained in confidence, putting the Green Army under pressure and capitalised on their efforts in the 61st minute and again in the 67th minute to close it out with a 3-1 win.
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Ireland will have another chance when they face Indian twice more this week - Thursday at 7.30pm and Friday at 6.30pm all in UCD. Tickets are available on the gate for €5 and school children are free.
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