India thrash Singapore 12-0 in Women's Junior Asia Cup
Indian junior women's team continued its winning ways as they thrashed Singapore 12-0 on Sunday in their second encounter of the 7th Women's Junior Asia Cup here.
Changzhou, China: Indian junior women's team continued its winning ways as they thrashed Singapore 12-0 on Sunday in their second encounter of the 7th Women's Junior Asia Cup here.
High on confidence after outplaying DPR Korea 13-0 yesterday, Indian eves displayed an aggressive approach right from the first minute of the game.
Singapore, on the other hand, started on a cautious note and tried keeping the possession, but Indians with their experience went on the attack, piercing through their defense.
From the word go, the Indian eves kept on pressing for a goal and eventually earned a penalty corner early in the match. But unfortunately Jaspreet Kaur played the ball wide of the post.
However, a series of attack continued and Punam Balra finally broke the shackles in the 6th minute of the match to give India a 1-0 lead.
Singapore tried to score their first goal from the right flank but a composed Indian defense denied them any opportunity to open their account.
In the 10th minute, India captain Rani Rampal pushed a cross towards Anupa Balra, who doubled the team's lead.
India kept on attacking and scored the third goal in 15th minute when Preeti Dubey found the net. In the 25th minute, India got another penalty corner opportunity and this time Jaspreet made no mistake and extended India's lead successfully.
The Indian eves were leading 4-0 at the break.
In the second half, India maintained the same intensity.
Lily Mayebgbam scored from a penalty corner in the 49th minute. She proved to be too good for the Singaporean goalie.
Singapore defence gasped for breath as Indian managed to find the net at regular intervals thereafter. Scoring in 52nd minute, followed 59th, 61st, 64th, 65th, 68th and 70th minutes.
The Women's Junior Asia Cup 2015 is a qualification tournament for the FIH Junior World Cup (women) 2016.
India's next clash will be against China on September 9.