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Sultan of Johor Cup: India beat Japan 1-0

Press Trust of India  |  Johor Bahru (Malaysia) 

Skipper Mandeep Mor's well-executed penalty corner in the 42nd minute helped Indian junior men's team beat 1-0 to register their third successive victory at the 8th Cup here Tuesday.

The rain-affected India-match which was stopped for a few minutes during the first quarter was an intensely fought one.

Indian attack was often challenged with good, disciplined defence structure that they adopted during the entire duration of play. Though made a few chances in the opening quarter with the team winning a penalty corner, it was denied by a good Japanese defence.

With the second quarter too ending in a stalemate with both teams at 0-0, the third quarter saw up their attack. While two penalty corners were awarded to after a Japanese infringement, it was in the second attempt that converted a well-executed PC in the 42nd minute.

Leading by only a goal, India put all their might into defence with making some excellent saves to keep his team in the lead.

India overcame a close shave when won a penalty corner with minutes left for the final hooter, however, the chance was missed and India held their nerves to seal the match and the winning points.

Earlier in the tournament, India Colts had won 2-1 against and 7-1 against

India will next take on defending champions in their fourth match on October 10.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 19:20 IST