Vastavam web: The India A women’s hockey team suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of France A side in the first match here on Friday. In a match which could have gone either way, it was France’s Ines Lardeur who scored the only goal of the match in the 37th minute through a penalty corner conversion. Both sides got sufficient opportunities to score but their defences were solid throughout the match, not allowing the forwards to convert their chances on multiple occasions.
On the other hand, the France A women’s side utilised their opportunity in the 37th minute when they were awarded a penalty corner. Lardeur produced a calm finish to give her team an important lead in the match. The home side, led by captain Salima Tete and vice-captain Lalremsiami, tried to make inroads into the French defence but could not find an equaliser as the visitors protected their one-goal lead to register the win.