The Indian U-15 Womenâ€™s team started their SAFF U-15 Championship campaign in emphatic style slaying minnows Sri Lanka 12-0 in Bhutan.
A dominant attacking performance saw the Indian Women register an easy win, scoring six goals in the first half and six again in the second; courtesy of a Shilky Devi hattrick (1â€™, 20â€™,44â€™) and strikes by Lynda Kom (6â€™), Avika Singh (13â€™, 58â€™), Sunita Munda (42â€™, 79â€™), Kritina Devi (47â€™), Kiran (72â€™) and Anju (87â€™,90â€™).
Super start for India
The floodgates opened in the very first minute itself when skipper Shilky Devi found the back of the net from close range. Shortly after in the 6thÂ minute, Lynda Kom smashed her chance into the back of the Sri Lankan net to double Indiaâ€™s lead.
The Indian Women playing poise and determination restricted Sri Lanka to their half and fostered chances at will. In the 13thÂ minute, Avika Singhâ€™s long-range attempt left the opposition custodian bewildered and found the back of the net to triple Indiaâ€™s advantage. Shilky Devi added another in the 20thÂ minute to make the scoreline read 4-0 as India upped the ante and all but secured the win.
The dominance continues
In the 32ndÂ minute, Priyangka Deviâ€™s cross from the right flank was met by Sunita Mundaâ€™s header but her attempt brushed the side netting on its way out. In the 42ndÂ minute, Sunita Munda netted the ball home to make it 5-0 and skipper Shilky Devi completed her hattrick in the 44thÂ minute to make the scoreline read 6-0.
With the Indian defence almost remaining untested throughout the first half, the Indian custodian was not forced to make a single save. The half-time scoreline read 6-0 as the Indian Women led fashionably over their opponents.
Second half stroll
Changing over, the Indian Women continued their dominant attacking momentum and in the 47thÂ minute made it 7-0 when defender Kritina Devi found the back of the net.
Avika Singhâ€™s shot from distance crept into the bottom corner of the Sri Lankan goal after some tacky midfield play to make the scoreline read 8-0. Substitute Kiran joined the fray of goal scorers and found the net from inside the box in the 72ndÂ minute to add more to Sri Lankaâ€™s worry.
Sunita Munda added more gloss to the scoreline in the 79thÂ minute and Anjuâ€™s strike in the 87thÂ minute and 90thÂ minute completed the rout as the Indian Women defeated Sri Lanka 12-0.
The game ended 12-0 and was a good chance for India to build confidence ahead of the tougher tests to come, as Sunita MundaÂ and Anju brought the game into double figures.
They will be confident of keeping that going up until the crucial clash with hosts nation Bhutan. Coach, of course, will be happy with the first-half ruthlessness that her side showed.
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Source: Matchday Frolics