Hero Hockey World League Round 2 New Delhi 2013
New Delhi, India - February 18 - 24, 2013

JPN V MAS ( Round Robin ) Hero Hockey World League Round 2 New Delhi 2013

4 - 0

Match Review JPN - MAS 4-0


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
JPN 31 12 NISHIMURA Ayaka FG 1 - 0
JPN 45 9 MITSUHASHI Aki PC 2 - 0
JPN 51 11 KATO Akiko FG 3 - 0
JPN 55 14 UEDA Aya FG 4 - 0


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
MAS 18 3 ARUMUGAM Kannagi G
MAS 29 7 RUHANI Siti Y
MAS 42 2 HALIM Norhasikin G


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 LIU Xiaoying
Umpire 2 HUDSON Kelly
Reserve Umpire PUCHIMANDA Anupama
Judge 1 SHARMA Anjali
Judge 2 SHELAR Rajendra
Technical Officer ZINOVIEVA Tatiana

Japan became the first side to progress from the women’s Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 group in Delhi to round three as they saw off main rivals Malaysia with a tenacious performance.

Despite a dominant first half, they were only 1-0 up at the break as Ayaka Nishimura finished into an open net as the Malaysian defence stopped, expecting a free out to be given.  But the Japanese striker remained alert and player on for a 29th minute lead.

Earlier, they were only denied a first goal from a cracking move by Noor Hasliza Md Ali’s last gasp intervention in the third minute while Farah Ayuni Yahya made a string of fine saves.

But their resistence after a couple of defensive injuries was weakened in the second half and Japan broke through again in the 45th minute, Kumi Banda’s swept corner turned in by Aki Mitsuhashi. Akiko Kato scrambled in the next goal soon after and the tie was fully confirmed 15 minutes from the end when Aya Ueda was on the mark.

It was a special way to celebrate the 200th cap for Miyuki Nakagawa as Japan kept alive their hopes of making it to the 2014 World Cup.

  • Match 14
  • Date Sun, 24 Feb 2013
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class Round Robin
  • Venue

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