SAAF U-18: Bangladesh dismantle Pakistan 17-0
GB news 24 desk//
Bangladesh U18 women’s national team got off to a flyer in the SAFF U18 Women’s Championship 2018 in the Group B by beating Pakistan 17-0 today at the Changlimithang Stadium, Thimpu, Bhutan.
The win saw Bangladesh qualify for the semifinals of the maiden edition of the tournament as Pakistan crashed out with 2 losses from 2 games.
The Pakistan girls could not stand the relentless pressure created by Bangladesh and crumbled like a cookie as Bangladesh continued to score goal after goal.
The Red and Greens gave no chance to Pakistan and settled the victory against them.
To achieve the biggest win over any country, seven Bangladeshi girls got goals in the match.
In the first half, Bangladesh scored 8 goals while they added 9 more goals in the second half of the match.
Forward Mossammat Sirat Jahan Shopna scored 7 goals, Marzia scored 4, skipper Mossammat Mishrat Jahan Moushumi, towering defender Mossammat Akhi Khatun, Srimoti Krishna Rani Sarker and Tohura Khatun scored a goal each and Sheuli Azim scored 2 penalties to seal the Pakistan 17-0.
Bangladesh will play their second and last group game against Nepal which will decide the group champion.As of now, Bangladesh stand atop Group B with 3 points and a goal difference of +17 whereas Nepal is second despite the same number of points as their victory against Pakistan was of 12-0.
Earlier this year, Bangladesh U15 women’s national team thrashed the opponent Pakistan by 14-0 in the SAFF U15 Women’s Championship 2018 at the same venue.