Three for Lynda Kom and two for Shilky Devi in the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship

A Lynda Kom hattrick and Shilky Devi brace put India through to the final phase of AFC U-16 Women’s Championship, after demolishing Hong Kong 6-1.

The Indian girls who won the SAFF U-15 Championship last month in Bhutan are aiming to qualify into the final phase of the AFC Women’s Championship.

They next play Pakistan U-16 in their next match on September 19 and will then play hosts Mongolia U-16 and Laos U-16 in their last group league match respectively. The group toppers gain an automatic qualification into the final phase of the AFC Championship to be held next year.

Right from the start, it was obvious that Hong Kong wanted to sit back. It was in fact, Sunita who opened the flood gates in the 23rd minute.

In the 35th minute, Shilky Devi India’s lead while Lynda made it 3-0 as the India went into the half-time enjoying a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Changing over, the girls continued their attacking momentum and were rewarded with a penalty in the 50th minute which was gleefully converted by Shilky.

In the 73rd minute, Lynda Kom, taking full advantage of Aveka Singh’s vicious cross, made it 5-0.

Hong Kong reduced the margin in the 86th minute but it did not deter Lynda from completing her hat-trick in the dying minutes.

 

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