U15 girls on fire; Iran concede 8

Hong Kong, March 31: Bangladesh National U15 Women’s Team continue to deliver with another smashing win against Iran on Saturday.

The Bengal girls thrashed the middle-eastern outfit 8-1 in their second match of the ongoing Jockey CGI Youth Football Tournament 2018 in Hong Kong.

The team’s prolific performance binned the fact that Iran sit 44 steps ahead of Bangladesh in the FIFA rankings at 58 whereas Bangladesh are ranked 102.

The Red and Greens took only 25 seconds to open the score-sheet after the 9:30am (BDST) kick-off.

Tohura Khatun netted the ball to give Bangladesh an early lead.

Iran never looked like fighting back since conceding the early goal.

After scoring the second in the 13th minute, Tohura completed her hat-trick in the 29th minute.

Anai Mogini made it 4-0 in the 32nd minute.

Shamsunnahar Jr. completed a five star first half performance by adding a fifth in the 45th minute.

The Bengal girls kept their foot down even after the break.

Shamsunnahar Jr. completed her hat-trick by netting in the 63rd and 69th minute before Anuching Mogini completed a 8-goal rout of Iran in the 77th minute.

Iran, however, did manage to sneak in a consolation goal in the second minute of extra time.

In a post-match reaction, head coach Golam Rabbani Choton said, “I’m very pleased with our overall performance and certainly the results. We’re now looking forward to the final game against Hong Kong.

Skipper Maria Manda informed that the whole team is happy with the first two games and results and is eager for more. “Our last match is against hosts Hong Kong and we’ll try our best to win the match and claim the championship.

Meanwhile, National Technical Director Paul Smalley, who is visiting Hong Kong with the team, said, “The players performing extremely well against difficult opponents. Looking forward to the final game against the hosts.

Team manager Amirul Islam Babu said, “We want to win the last match against Hong Kong to clinch the championship trophy for Bangladesh.”

Hat-trick girl Tohura said, “I’m very happy for being able to score in both matches. We’ll give it our all in the last match against Hong Kong and win the trophy for Bangladesh.”

Bangladesh are soaring high in the tournament having beaten Malaysia 10-1 in their first match.

The Red and Greens will now face hosts Hong Kong in their last match on Sunday at 1:30pm (BDST).

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