Team GB 4-1 India: Defending champions add to Pool A total with Hannah Martin scoring twice

Team GB 4-1 India: Defending Olympic champions add to Pool A total with Hannah Martin scoring twice for Mark Hager’s side against wasteful opposition in Tokyo

Team GB took two wins out of three in Pool A after beating Indian women 4-1 in Tokyo.

The defending Olympic champions wasted little time in taking the lead at Oi Hockey Stadium, with Hannah Martin scoring in the second minute.

However, India had a chance to equalize from a penalty corner, but Team Gb goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was inspired to turn them down.

Team GB took two wins out of three in Pool A after beating Indian women 4-1 in Tokyo

Hannah Martin (center) scored twice for Mark Hager's side as they took their second 4-1 win

Hannah Martin (center) scored twice for Mark Hager’s side as they took their second 4-1 win

Martin then scored a second early in the second quarter by hitting a reverse stick shot between the legs of Indian goalkeeper Savita Punia.

Dutchman Sjoerd Marijne saw his Indian side pull one out after Sharmila Devi shot home from a clever penalty corner routine.

GB’s Sarah Robertson was shown a green card and was out for two minutes, while Hinch kept their lead in the last few minutes of the quarter with a great save.

Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing room with an excellent close-range shot

Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing room with an excellent close-range shot

India pulled one after Sharmila Devi shot home from a clever penalty corner routine

India pulled one after Sharmila Devi shot home from a clever penalty corner routine

India then lost chances from consecutive penalty corners before Lily Owlsey gave GB some breathing room with a shot from close range.

Grace Balsdon then stepped up to convert a penalty stroke in the top left corner to make it a second straight 4-1 win for GB after beating South Africa on Monday.

Their defeat to Germany in their opening pool now seems like a distant memory, with GB next in action against the Netherlands on Thursday.

Grace Balsdon then stepped down to convert a penalty stroke in the top left corner

Grace Balsdon then stepped down to convert a penalty stroke in the top left corner

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