The India U-17 women’s football team continued its great run of form in Hong Kong, winning 5-1 against Citizen AA, on Thursday. This was India’s third straight 4-goal victory in last three games. Goals from Sai Sankhe, Kiran, Amisha, and Priyanka Devi’s brace sealed the emphatic win for India.
Young Guns on Fire
Another big win for the India U-17 Women's Team! ??
The young guns have run riot against Citizen AA, to notch-up their third 4⃣-goal victory in Hong Kong! ??
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) June 27, 2019
The Indian team got off to a flying start against Citizen AA, with a first-minute goal by Sai. Priyanka doubled the lead in the 16th minute before Citizens pulled one back in the 23rd minute. The game would have been level going into the half time if it wasn’t for center-back Nirmala’s goal-line clearance in the 36th minute.
Priyanka’s second goal of the game and third on the Hong Kong tour helped India take the 2-goal lead once again. Kiran and Amisha scored a goal each in the last 10 minutes to put the game beyond Citizen’s reach. With the 5-1 victory, the Indian U-17 team has now scored 14 goals in three games while conceding just 2.
Indian team is in Hong Kong for four friendly matches as a part of their preparation for the upcoming 2020 U-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India. The team was in Goa since the first week of May until the Hong Kong tour, for the training camp. Coached by Alex Ambrose, the team won their first two matches just as convincingly as the one against Citizen AA. They started the tour with a 5-1 win against Hong Kong U-23, followed by 4-0 against Taipo TBC.
India will now face Hong Kong U-18 women’s team in their final game of the tour on Saturday, 29th June. The Indian youngsters have so far been impressive in Hong Kong, as a part of their World Cup preparation. Midfielders Priyanka Devi and Kiran and forward Sai Sankhe have all scored three goals each in three games so far.