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India breeze past Sri Lanka 7-1

Posted on Mar 21 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Mar 20 : Riding on Suman Mohapatra's hat-trick, India's U-14 Girls began their campaign in style when they brushed aside hosts Sri Lanka U-14 Girls 7-1 in their opening match of the AFC U-14 Regional Championship at the City Football Complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Suman scored all of her three goals in the second half. All matches are of 70-minute duration with two halves of 35 minutes each.

India led 3-0 at the interval.

India, the defending champions in the Competition surged into the lead in the 19th minute when Roja Devi scored. Thereafter, Lifa Gama made it 2-0 in the 28th minute while Srijana Tamang scored the Team's third goal two minutes later.

The Starting XI of India U-14 Girls pose ahead of the kick-off.

Changing over, the Indians dominated proceedings and the barrage of attacks eventually led to Suman Mohapatra scoring a brace, one each in the 53rd and the 60th minutes respectively. Karen Pais netted the sixth in the 69th minute while Suman completed the rout in added time.

Image: AIFF

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