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India beat Poland 4-2 to enter semifinals of Youth Olympics hockey

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

The Indian U-18 men's team defeated

4-2 to progress to the semi-finals of the Youth here Friday.

(1st, 8th minutes) sounded the board twice while (3rd) and Sanjay (17th) were the other goal scorers for in the quarterfinals of

the 5s competition at the Parque Polideportivo Roca.

Poland's goals came from the sticks of (16th) and (18th).

started the match well and raced to a 2-0 lead inside the first three minutes as forward scored the first goal within 48 seconds of the beginning while doubled the lead in the third minute.

Down by two goals, went on the offensive and forced Indian to make four brilliant saves in the first period.

Shivam scored his second of the day in the eighth minute to ensure a comfortable 3-0 lead at the half time.

After the change of ends, pressed the gas and pulled a goal back in the 16th minute through Eryk Bembenek, who scored after several attempts were wasted by his teammates.

But Sanjay restored India's the three-goal advantage when he scored past Polish to make the scoreline 4-1.

The Polish team tried to create more chances to turn the match around and found a second goal in the 18th minute which was scored by

But it turned out to be too little, too late for the Europeans as secured their passage through to the semi-finals.

India will face the winner of another quarter-final match between hosts and in the last-four match on Saturday.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:55 IST