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India defeat for GB U21 Men

19Oct2014 GB U21 Men v India 6 - 450


GREAT Britain Under-21 Men were narrowly beaten in the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia, with rivals India scoring in the dying seconds of the match to successfully defend their title.

Unbeaten heading into the match, GB had high hopes of repeating their two-nil victory over India in the group stages. However, missed chances cost Great Britain dear as they were caught out by an alert India side.

“I’m extremely proud of the performances and the way the lads have played throughout the tournament, but bitterly disappointed that we couldn’t bring home the gold medal,” said Head Coach Jon Bleby. “The lads should reflect that this is the start of something big for them and working hard for the future.”

After an evenly fought first half, it was India who drew first blood. GB had lost their shape, India forced a penalty corner, and Hermanpreet Singh scored the 46th minute effort.

GB pressured well in search of an equaliser, and it came in the 55th minute as they span at the top of the circle and Birmingham University’s Sam French put the ball into the net.

The match appeared to be heading for stalemate but with just 14 seconds remaining India were awarded another penalty corner, and Singh was on target once again to spark celebrations.

 

For all the fixtures and results click here

 

To visit the competition website click here

 

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

Pts

Great Britain

5

5

0

0

18

3

15

15

India

5

4

0

1

18

7

11

12

Australia

5

2

1

2

10

16

-6

7

New Zealand

5

1

1

3

8

12

-4

4

Malaysia

5

0

2

3

8

12

-4

2

Pakistan

5

0

2

3

5

17

-12

2

 

 

- ENDS –

 

Fixtures for the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup

 

Date/time

Fixture

Result

Sunday 12 October 2014

09:05

Great Britain

Pakistan

5-0

11:05

New Zealand

India

1-2

13:05

Malaysia

Australia

1-2

Monday 13 October 2014

 

09:05

Great Britain

India

2-0

11:05

Australia

Pakistan

1-1

13:05

Malaysia

New Zealand

1-1

Wednesday 15 October 2014

09:05

Australia

New Zealand

4-3

11:05

India

Pakistan

6-0

13:05

Malaysia

Great Britain

2-3

Thursday 16 October 2014

09:05

New Zealand

Pakistan

3-2

11:05

Malaysia

India

2-4

13:05

Great Britain

Australia

5-1

Saturday 18 October 2014

 

09:05

Australia

India

2-6

11:05

Pakistan

Malaysia

2-2

13:05

New Zealand

Great Britain

0-3

Sunday 19 October 2014

08:35

Malaysia

Pakistan

3-1

11:05

Australia

New Zealand

6-2

13:35

Great Britain

India

1-2

 

 

U21 Great Britain Men’s squad for Sultan of Johor Cup

 

Name

Club

James Albery

Cambridge City

Ben Boon

Reading

Liam Brignull

Cardiff & Met

Elliot Bullman (GK)

Wilmslow

Brendan Creed

Sheffield Hallam

Rob Farrington

Cannock

Sam French

Birmingham University

James Gall

Beeston

Jonny Gall

Surbiton

Harry Gibson (GK)

Hampstead and Westminster

David Goodfield

Sheffield Hallam

Jonty Griffiths

Loughborough Students

Ed Horler

Loughborough Students

Hamish Imrie

Grange

Chris Proctor

Beeston

Liam Sanford

Team Bath Buccaneers

Sam Spencer

Cannock

Luke Taylor

Loughborough Students

 

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