Team GB 4-1 India: Defending Olympic champions add to Pool A tally with Hannah Martin scoring twice for Mark Hager’s side against wasteful opposition in Tokyo
The defending Olympic champions wasted little time in taking the lead at the Oi Hockey Stadium, with Hannah Martin scoring in the second minute.
India however had a chance to equalise from a penalty corner but Team Gb goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was inspired form to deny them.
Team GB made it two wins from three in Pool A after beating India women 4-1 in Tokyo
Hannah Martin (centre) scored twice for Mark Hager’s side as they recorded second 4-1 win
Martin then scored a second early in the second quarter by hitting a reverse stick shot between India goalkeeper Savita Punia’s legs.
Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne saw his India side pull one back after Sharmila Devi fired home from a smart penalty corner routine.
GB’s Sarah Robertson was shown a green card and made to sit out of play for two minutes, while Hinch preserved their lead with a great save in the last few moments of the quarter.
Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing space with a excellent shot from close range
India pulled one back after Sharmila Devi fired home from a smart penalty corner routine
India then wasted chances from back-to-back penalty corners before Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing space with a shot from close range.
Grace Balsdon then stepped up to convert a penalty stroke into the top left corner to make it a second successive 4-1 win for GB after they beat South Africa on Monday.
Their defeat by Germany in their opening pool game now appears a distant memory, with GB next in action against the Netherlands on Thursday.
Grace Balsdon then stepped up to convert a penalty stroke into the top left corner