March 10, 2023:
India continued its winning streak in the under-20 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, defeating Indonesia 6-0 at the Viet Tri Stadium in Vietnam on Thursday.
Maymol Rocky’s side opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Nitu Linda made a free run down the right flank and crossed for Neha to tap in.
Neha, who started as a substitute in the previous match, proved her mettle with a second, twenty minutes later, when she guided Anita’s Kumari into the net.
India’s captain, Apurna Narzary who joined late in the first-half scored the third goal and established complete dominance, similar to the previous match.
Apurna got her name on the scoresheet 11 minutes after restart, when a failed clearance by Indonesia saw her head the ball in. As Rocky introduced new legs in the form of Sumati Kumari for Neha, the change paid off soon.
In the 74th minute, Kajol’s cross was fired into the net by Sumati through a phenomenal volley.
Indonesia, which looked second-best by some distance in the match, looked even more despodent in the final quarter of the game and Sumati scored her second from the same provider, Kajol, in second half-stoppage time to end the match with a resounding 6-0 in India’s favour.
It was the second win in a row for the young Blue Tigresses, who will play Vietnam in the last qualifier on March 11.