Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Wales beat India in women's hockey

India were defeated 2-3 by lowly Wales on the first day of the women's hockey competition at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Wales beat India in women's hockey

Gold Coast: India were defeated 2-3 by lowly Wales on the first day of the women's hockey competition at the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast on Thursday.

Lisa Daley (7th minute) scored a field goal to hand Wales an early lead before Sian French (26th) converted a penalty stroke in the second quarter to double the advantage.

The Indians struck back with skipper Rani (34th, 41st) scoring a couple of goals in the third quarter.

Rani struck shortly after half-time off a penalty corner. 

She found the equaliser shortly before the end of the quarter with a field goal.

The fourth quarter was a hard-fought, end to end affair as both teams pushed for the winning goal.

Wales clinched the issue in the closing minutes when Natasha (57th) scored a field goal.

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