KAZ V SRI ( Pool ) 2016 Women Hockey World League Round 1 - Singapore (SIN)

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Match Review KAZ - SRI 2-0

Report from Singapore Hockey Federation

Combative Sri Lanka provides stern test for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan continued their winning run in the Hockey World League Women's Pool against Sri Lanka on Wednesday (13 April), but they could have been easily on the losing side as the South Asian side pushed them all the way.

Sri Lanka showed real intent in improving their performance in this tournament as they went on the attack against Kazakhstan, going close in the first minute with a shot that just was close to going over Kazakh custodian's line.

Sri Lanka's Prathana Muthukuttige also managed to find space in the 32nd minute of the game but failed to Sri Lanka 12, failed to convert pass to 11 to score past Kazakh keeper in 32 minute.

On the Kazakh side, Khonina and Domashneva were constant threats to the Sri Lankan defence, with the latter’s one-on-one chance in the 8th minute with Sri Lanka's keeper Erandi Keerthiratnhna saved well.

Kazakhstan earned penalty corners in 3rd and 13th minute but goal-bound shots by the Kazakh attacking pair were scrambled away by the Sri Lankan defensive wall.

The Kazakhs managed to achieve a much-awaited breakthrough in the 22nd minute, as Vera Domashneva tapped the ball past Keerthiratnhna after a good assist by Natalya Sazontova from the left side of the D.

They continued to threaten the Sri Lankan goal in the remainder of the first period. Domahsneva's shot in the 19th minute was saved again by Keerthiratnhna, while her attempt from outside the D in the 25th minute was unlucky to hit the left side of the post.

Kazakhstan came out in the second half looking to extend their lead, and they did not have to wait too long as Irina Dobrioglo managed score after a deflected shot from a penalty corner in the 42nd minute.

Despite going 2-0 down the Sri Lankans continued to worked hard to get the ball into the D for their attackers.

Muthukuttige was a constant threat to the Kazakh defence, and in the 51st minute she even managed to earn her side a penalty corner that was sadly not converted.

As the game drew closer to an end, however, the Sri Lankan midfield stretched themselves too thin, allowing Kazakhstan to win back the ball and to grind out their win.

At the end of the day, Kazakhstan did just about enough to get the win and the points with a gritty performance, while Sri Lanka can be heartened that they put in their best performance in the tournament so far.


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
KAZ 22 10 DOMASHNEVA Vera FG 1 - 0
KAZ 42 14 DOBRIOGLO Irina FG 2 - 0


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
SRI 28 17 GANGEDURA Geethika Y


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 ARIFFIN Miskarmalia
Umpire 2 FUJIHARA Mayumi
Reserve Umpire ZAINUDDIN Ayu
Judge 1 RAMASAMY Kumarasan
Judge 2 IMUAN Kamonwan
Technical Officer TAN Bernetta
  • Match 11
  • Date Wed, 13 Apr 2016
  • Time 15:00
  • Pool/Class Pool
  • Venue Pitch 1

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