Vice-captain Sanjay scored a second consecutive hat-trick whereas Araijeet Singh Hundal too discovered the online thrice as defending champions India bounced again strongly to demolish Canada 13-1 of their second Pool B match of the FIH Males’s Junior Hockey World Cup right here on Thursday.
Surprised by France 5-4 of their event opener, the Indians roared again into the event, scoring three objectives every by way of Sanjay (seventeenth, thirty second, 59th) and Hundal (fortieth, fiftieth, 51st). Uttam Singh (third minute, forty seventh), Shardanand Tiwai (thirty fifth, 53rd), skipper Vivek Sagar Prasad (eighth), Maninder Singh (twenty seventh) and Abhishek Lakra (fifty fifth) had been the opposite scorers.
France are main Pool B with two wins from as many video games, after beating Poland 7-1 on Thursday, whereas India are positioned second. India will meet Poland of their final pool fixture on Saturday.
Shocked by France on Wednesday, the Indians loved the early share of possession and put strain on the Canadian purpose. India’s efforts bore fruit instantly when Uttam slapped in from contained in the circle to present them a 1-0 lead.
The hosts saved up the strain and prolonged their lead within the eight-minute by way of skipper Vivek who flicked in after being fed by Maninder Singh.
Canada secured two back-to-back penalty corners within the eleventh minute however wasted each as India ended the primary quarter with a 2-0 lead.
Quickly after the resumption, India made it 3-0 of their favour when Sanjay scored from the spot after being awarded a stroke following an infringement from their first penalty nook.
India stepped up the strain and secured a penalty nook within the twenty first minute however wasted the chance. Two minutes from halftime, India’s finest participant of the match, Maninder, registered his title within the scoresheet, slapping dwelling with a reverse shot after dribbling previous two Canadian defenders to present the holders a 4-0 lead.
Seconds from the second quarter, Canada pulled a purpose again by way of a penalty nook conversion from Roopkanwar Dhillon. India earned their third penalty nook simply after the change of ends and as soon as once more Sanjay was bang on the right track.
The Indians continued their offensive intent and secured two extra penalty corners in fast succession, the second of which was transformed by Shardanand Tiwari with a robust grounded flick by way of the legs of Canada goalkeeper Daniel Goodwin.
The hosts prolonged their result in 7-1 by changing one other penalty nook within the forty first minute by way of the lanky Araijeet Hundal. Uttam scored his second purpose of the day within the forty seventh minute, with a nice area strike.
Within the subsequent minute Canada secured a penalty nook however the Indian defence was as much as the duty. Thereafter, it was all India as Hundal scored two objectives in fast succession to register a hat-trick.
A peaceful and composed Hundal first slapped dwelling after being fed by Maninder after which discovered the again of the Canadian internet with a fast, highly effective hit from Suddep’s help. There was extra in retailer as seven minutes from the hooter, Tiwari transformed his second penalty nook of the day to make it 11-1 in India’s favour.
Abhishek Lakra additionally discovered his title within the scoresheet, changing India’s eighth penalty nook, within the fifty fifth minute. Sanjay rounded off an ideal night for India by changing one other penalty nook within the remaining minute of the match. Earlier within the day, Argentina beat Egypt 15-0, Netherlands beat Korea 12-5 and Spain thrashed USA 17-0.