Juniors thrash Ireland

The Indian junior women’s hockey team put up a dominating performance as it beat Ireland 4-1 in its opening match of the under-23 six-nation tournament here on Saturday.

Though the Irish scored the first goal in the fifth minute through Edel Nyland, the Indians, led by forward Preeti Dubey, overcame the early setback with goals through Jyoti in the 11th minute, followed by a field goal by Mumtaz Khan in the 22nd. And it was a cakewalk from there.

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