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Murray masterminds Ireland's shock win over World No.6 India

India 2-3 Ireland

By Graham Hamilton

Ireland finally came good at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia when they twice came from behind to beat World No.6 side India.

Goals from Shane O'Donoghue, Sean Murray and Lee Cole did the trick and the two teams will now meet again in the fifth/sixth play-off today.

It was a big blow to India, who were hoping to qualify for the gold medal play-off.

Instead it was England who finished second, following a 7-2 win over Malaysia during which Ulsterman Mark Gleghorne scored twice, and they will defend their trophy against Australia, who won their five games.

Ramandeep Singh's penalty corner put India ahead against the Irish but O'Donoghue levelled matters when he slammed home a Kirk Shimmins cross.

Amit Rohidas roofed another penalty corner to restore India's lead but then Lisnagarvey's Murray tied things up when he met another Shimmins cross.

Ireland completed their comeback when Cole deflected home O'Donoghue's penalty corner.

Meanwhile, Instonians moved top of the Ulster Premier League when they beat leaders Bangor 4-1 at Shaw's Bridge.

Ben Palmer opened their account and Dane Ward scored twice - one from open play and the other a penalty stroke -with John Watson getting their fourth.

Bangor's goal came from Chris Campbell.

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