India churned out one more stellar efficiency within the ongoing SAFF U-18 Girls’s Championship 2022 as they beat Nepal 5-1 of their third fixture of the event. India tackle Bangladesh of their remaining fixture on March 25, 2022.
A splendid hattrick by Lynda Kom within the twenty third, thirty eighth and 61st minutes, and a objective every by Shilky Devi within the sixteenth minute and Anita Kumari within the fifty fifth minute led the Younger Tigresses to a reasonably comfy win in a present of dominance after Nepal had pulled one objective again within the second half.
Maintaining their profitable momentum alive after their final win in opposition to Bangladesh, the Indian women heaped stress on the opponents from the opening minute. Within the 2nd minute itself, Lynda Kom tried to place in a header however missed by a whisker.
India’s first breakthrough got here within the sixteenth minute when captain Shilky Devi delivered with an inch-perfect header from Nitu Linda’s move.
Couple of minutes later, Lynda Kom, within the twenty third minute, doubled the lead with a glancing header.
After having a two objective lead, India’s mixture play threatened the Nepal backline.
Within the twenty fifth minute, Nitu Linda tried to shoot from the top-left nook however ultimately missed it.
One other sensible objective was scored by Lynda Kom within the thirty eighth minute when she made a first-time volley to chip within the ball off a cross from the proper by Shilky.
Minutes into the added time of the primary half, coach Dennerby made the primary substitution the place Sunita Munda was changed by Amisha Baxla. The half-time scoreline learn 3-0 in favour of India.
The second half started on the same notice to the primary with India dominating proceedings.
One other substitution was made within the forty sixth minute the place Babina Devi was introduced on instead of Nitu Linda.
Nepal appeared to strike again however had been struggling to create probabilities and hold possession in harmful areas because the Indian staff stood agency and compelled them to go for long-range efforts, which had been simply handled by Indian keeper Melody.
India made it 4 for the night time within the fifty fifth minute via Anita’s highly effective lengthy vary shot from greater than 25 yards out.
A change over got here within the fifty fifth minute as India custodian Melody Chanu was changed by Adrija Sarkhel.
The hosts prolonged their lead with the fifth objective via Lynda Kom’s hat-trick within the 61st minute from Sunita’s low cross from the proper.
Couple of extra substitutions had been made within the seventieth minute wherein Martina Thokchom and Rejiya Laishram had been introduced on instead of Anita Kumari and Shubhangi Singh.
Within the 79th minute, Nepal pulled one objective again via Sadipa Bholan, who latched on to a free ball and slotted it house.
The Indian women scripted a dominating efficiency and on the finish of time the full-time scoreline learn 5-1 in India’s favour.
India enhance their lead in pole place on the desk with 9 factors from 3 matches.
India: Melody Keisham (GK) (Adrija Sarkhel 55’), Naketa, Shilky Devi, Amisha Baxla (Sunita Munda 45+2’), Poonam, Lynda Kom, Anita Kumari (Rejiya 70’), Shubhangi Singh (Martina 70’), Nitu Linda (Babina Devi 46’), Varshika, Nisha