The India Men’s hockey team has beaten Scotland with 6 – 2 in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The field hockey match was played in Glasgow at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Right from the beginning of the match, India was clearly dominating the game. Scotland did not manage to score only at the end of the game, however, by that time, it was simply too late for the Scottish team to make any kind of comeback. India had already begun scoring when the game was only in its sixth minute. The first brilliant field goal was scored by Gurbaj Singh.
The Indian hockey team wanted to make sure to keep the lead once it had it, and played a somewhat offensive game, constantly looking for chances to get another goal.
India scored a second goal in the 23rd minute after having received a penalty corner. The goal was converted through V.R. Raghunath’s hockey stick, keeping India in the lead, and ultimately ending the first half of the match with 2 – 0 to the Indian hockey team.
India continued playing hard in the second half, and took its lead to 3 – 0 in the 37th minute when there was another penalty corner and Rupinder Pal Singh scored the goal.
Gurwinder Singh Chandi made the fourth goal just three minutes later, and in the 45th minute, India turned yet another penalty stroke into a goal, with Raghunath making the fifth goal for the team. Rupinder scored the team’s sixth goal with yet another penalty in the 48th minute.
Scotland, with K. Bain’s field goal, made their first goal in the 56th minute, and then made its second goal with Nicholas Parkes converting a penalty in the 69th minute. For Scotland, it was simply too little, too late!
The Indian hockey team will be playing against Australia’s field hockey team on Tuesday.