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U-15 girls thrash Pakistan 14-0
Defending champions Bangladesh got off to a flying start in the second SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championship as they thrashed lowly Pakistan 14-0 in their opening match as the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Thursday.
Samsunnahar Jr. scored four goals while Tahura Khatun, Sajeda Khatun and Anai Mogini scored two each for Bangladesh.
Monika Chakma, Samsunnahar Sr., Maria Manda and Akhi Khatun netted the other goals.
Pakistani girls, who took only one month preparation for this tournament, appeared hapless without being able to offer any challenge to the experienced Bangladeshi girls.
Bangladesh took a 6-0 lead in the first half before scoring eight more goals in the later half.
Bangladesh began the goal feat in the 5th minute when Tahura placed the ball home from the six-yard box following a cross of Nilufa Yasmin.
Monika Chakma doubled the lead in the 17th minute with a dazzling left-footed free-kick from 25-yard out.
Tahura scored her second two minutes later when her back header from a long cross of Akhi Khatun found the back of the net.
Samsunnahar made it 4-0 in the 31st minute when she placed the ball home from right corner of the box after Pakistan goalkeeper failed to grip a shot of Sajeda.
Captain Maria Manda joined the fest in the 39th minute with a nice left-footed volley from inside the box that kissed the woodwork before entering into the net.
Akhi tried a long effort from almost halfway that found the back of the net over the onrushing Pakistan keeper just a minute later.
Bangladesh’s girl’s continued their scoring spree in the second half as they scored eight more goals in the later half.
Sajeda scored the seventh goal for the team with just three minute into the second half.
Samsunnahar Jr. joined the foray in the 50th minute sending the ball home with a nice placing shot.
The tinny striker scored two more goals in the 54th and 57th minute to complete her hat-trick while Sajeda scored her second in the 59th minute.
Anai Mogini made it 12-0 minute later with a long ranger before adding her second in the 88th minute.
Samsunnahar completed the rout with a neat back-hill in the last minute of the stipulated time.
Earlier, last year runners-up India also made a comfortable start as they beat Sri Lanka 12-0.
Bangladesh will face Nepal in their last group B match on August 13.