Thimpu: India kicked-off their SAFF U-15 girls’s championship marketing campaign with a 4-1 victory over Nepal on the Chalimithang Stadium right here on Wednesday.
Striker Lynda Kom Serto scored a brace, whereas winger Sumati Kumari produced a fierce efficiency, scoring one and aiding one other. Priyanka Sujeesh scored the remaining objective for India, whereas Man Maya Damai netted the comfort objective for Nepal.
India bought off the blocks early on as Sumati Kumari performed by means of behind the Nepal defence and netted it previous the close to put up. Either side traded blows however the Indians gathered their composure quickly sufficient and went on to double their lead when Sumati turned supplier. She squared the ball to Lynda, who put it previous the keeper – a couple of minutes previous to the half-time break.
The Indians got here out with the identical depth within the second half, and Lynda discovered the again of the online once more as she was arrange by Sumati for a second time. Man Maya Damai pulled one again for Nepal after the hour mark however substitute Sai Sankhae put Priyanka by means of on objective because the latter added the fourth.
“First games are always difficult, but we passed the ball well and created a lot of chances. We can play still better,” stated head coach Alex Ambrose after the match. He added: “These girls are still in the learning phase, so yes, this is the time to learn from their mistakes. They will keep getting better with every game.”
India are slated to play Bhutan of their second match on Friday.