Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team beat hosts Malaysia 4-0 in the Bronze medal match of the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 . Australia Beat Great Britain to win Gold .
Goals from Vishal Antil (15th, 25th minutes), Vivek Prasad (11th) and Shilanand Lakra (21st) were enough for India to win the bronze .India had earlier finished third in the points table with nine points after winning three and losing two of its round robin matches.
The team started the match on a bright note as they attacked the Malaysian defense in the initial stages of the first quarter.
The Indian team seemed to have put aside the disappointment of failing to qualify for the final as they produced some marvellous skills to stamp their authority on the match.
It was in the 11th minute when captain Vivek Prasad scored from Maninder Singh’s assist from the right flank.
India extended their lead four minutes later when a precise long pass from Dilpreet Singh was picked up by Shilanand Lakra inside the circle, and the forward made a turn and passed the ball to Vishal Antil who then scored with a cool finish.
The second quarter had a similar story for the Indians as they dominated the possession and were rewarded for their spirited display when they scored a third goal through Shilanand Lakra, who tapped in a pass by captain Vivek Prasad in the 21st minute.
India’s attacking force was in prime form as they struck yet again in the 25th minute through Vishal Antil’s strike.
Malaysia had to step up in the last two quarters if they were to make a comeback into the match, but India’s defence was resolute and did not allow the hosts to make any inroads.
India had earlier finished third in the points table with nine points after winning three and losing two of their round robin matches.
Dilpreet was man of the tournament for india , who played really well and score 9 goal in 6 matches .Abhishek and Vishal Who score brace in this match also score 5 goals in this tournament.
Australia Beat Great Britain Who Was unbeaten in this tournament in FInal to clinch their 2nd Junior Sultan of Johor Cup . Great Britain earlier beat Australia by 4-2 in Group stages and finish on top , but today it was Australia who came stronger and win tournament
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