India U-17 Women's National Team registered a dominant 5-1 win over Hong Kong U23 Women's National Team in its first match of the exposure trip at the Hong Kong FA Centre on Friday.
The Indian girls got off to an amazing start when Priyanka opened the scoring in only the second minute of the match. After scoring early, India came close to adding another when Nirmala tapped in a long ball from Nirmala from midfield.
A minute later, Hong Kong scored the equaliser and started building up pressure.
However, the Indian girls didn't show any signs of slowing down and Shilky scored in the 21st minute to regain India's lead. Two minutes later, Sumati, having outpaced the opposition defender, took it on her own but the Hong Kong goalkeeper intercepted to avert the danger.
Martina, Astam and Kiran, who were deployed at the heart of the midfield by coach Alex Ambrose, carried out the job of feeding the attackers exquisitely.
With two minutes remaining in the first-half, Kiran scored and made it 3-1.
After the restart, it took only four minutes for the Indian girls to score again. Sumati made an effort from long-range, which was fisted by the opponent goalkeeper. The striker chased the descending ball and hit the target on the rebound.
Astam joined the party when she took the tally to five at the stroke of the hour-mark. Sumati pulled the trigger from a wide angle, as Astam didn't hesitate to breach a listless Hong Kong defence on the rebound once again in the 58th minute.
India will go against Tai po in its second match of the exposure trip in Hong Kong on Sunday.
India U17 Women's National Team Starting XI: Tanu (GK); Kritina, Nirmala, Shilky, Nisha; Amisha, Martina, Priyanka, Kiran, Astam; Sumati.
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