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SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship: India thrash Maldives 9-0, make SAFF Women’s Championship semi-final

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SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship: India beat Maldives – Senior Indian Women’s Team cruised home to a massive 9-0 win against Maldives in…

SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship: India beat Maldives- The Indian senior women’s team cruised home to a massive 9-0 win against the Maldives in their second match of the SAFF Women’s Championship in Nepal at the Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday (September 10, 2022). Thanks to the win, India moved to 6 points from 2 matches and sealed their place in the semi-finals. Follow SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship updates on InsideSport.IN

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SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship: India beats Maldives 9-0, makes SAFF Women’s Championship semi-final

Anju Tamang was the star of the show scoring four goals as Dangmei Grace scored two. Priyangka Devi, Soumya Guguloth and Kashmina added one each to make it 9-0 in India’s favour.

The Blue Tigresses had four corner kicks in the first 10 minutes themselves. The Maldives defense struggled to keep them at bay and India took the lead in the 24th minute. Anju Tamang and Ranjana Chanu worked a short corner and the former cut inside and took a shot that dipped into the top corner.

A goal ahead, the Blue Tigresses pushed forward and doubled their lead through Priyangka, who smashed home a cross from Ashalata Devi. Anju added a third just seconds before the half-time whistle when she tapped in a rebound that came off a powerful shot from Ratanbala Devi.

When they switched, India picked up where they left off. In the 53rd minute, Dangmei Grace got her name on the scoresheet when she rounded the keeper and poked it home.

SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship: India beats Maldives 9-0, makes SAFF Women’s Championship semi-final

Minutes later, substitute Soumya Guguloth made it 5-0 by tapping in a cross from captain Ashalata Devi.

India continued to attack the third-placed Maldives and the effort saw a flurry of goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation time. Substitute Kashmina Rai got her name on the scoresheet when her long-ranger was spilled over the line by the Maldives keeper.

A minute later, the Maldives keeper again spilled a cross from Ranjana Chanu and Anju Tamang was on hand to complete her hat-trick. Dangmei Grace made it 8-0 with a long-ranger and with two minutes of regulation time left on the clock Anju completed the run nodding in a Ranjana cross.

India will next play their final group stage match against Bangladesh on September 13.

SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship: India beats Maldives 9-0, makes SAFF Women’s Championship semi-final

Follow SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship updates on InsideSport.IN

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