Lynda nets hat-trick as India whip Hong Kong
NEWDELHI:A hat-trick from Lynda Kom ensured the Indian women’s team kicked off its campaign in the AFC U-16 qualifiers in style, breezing past Hong Kong 6-1 in its first match in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Apart from Lynda’s three goals, captain Shilky Devi netted a brace while Sunita Munda scored the other.
Hong Kong reduced the margin in the 86th minute.
The Indian girls who won the SAFF U-15 Championship last month in Bhutan are aiming to qualify into the final phase of the AFC Women’s Championship.
India will next play Pakistan on September 19.
The group toppers gain an automatic qualification into the final phase of the AFC Championship to be held next year.