The Indian U-19 women’s football team secured its second consecutive victory in as many matches in the SAFF U-19 Championship. Among other recent updates on Indian football players, the U-19 women won a clean 3-0 over Bhutan, here on Wednesday.
Now, in their SAFF U-19 campaign, India next play hosts to Bangladesh on Friday.
About this match against Bhutan itself, Sumati Kumari gave India the lead in the seventh minute. And then, Priyangka Devi secured a brace in the 41st and 53rd minutes for India to win big, by 3-0.
Indian Football Players – The U-19 Women Won a Clean 3-0 over Bhutan
Though head coach Alex Ambrose was worried over their form (football today), India started the match in a dominating fashion.
Their hard work and high-pressing bore fruit as early as in the seventh minute, when Sumati Kumari opened the scoring.
In the 7th minute, a low cross came in from the right via Amisha Baxla. And Sumati had aptly positioned herself at the far post which allowed her to put the ball into the net.
On the other hand, Bhutan were never able to put the Indian defence under pressure.
In comparison, Priyangka Devi was the live wire in midfield for India and was delivering some wonderful set-pieces.
In the 17th minute, Priyangka curled in a wonderful corner from the left. But though Shilky Devi got on the end of this corner kick in, her header flew off target.
However, India kept on attacking and eventually found their second goal through another set-piece, which again involved India’s firepower midfielder. Priyangka Devi powered home a swerving left-footer from the edge of the box.
After the break, too, India continued to put pressure on the rival defence. And it paid off when a cross from Kristina Devi came to transpire in the 53rd minute.
And Priyangka put this cross, this early in the second half, into the net to score her second goal here.