Published on Monday, 22 October 2012 17:20
Myanmar has confirmed its berth in the second round of 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualifiers thrashing the Philippines 4-0 on Friday.
The Myanmar women footballers’ second victory in the campaign came at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.
Striker Nilar Win scored the opener for Myanmar in the 18th minute from a free-kick. The team later launched several attacks but failed to send the ball past the Filipino goalkeeper.
Reinvigorated after the break, May Thu Kyaw scored the second goal on the hour mark as the hosts failed to clear a cross.
Within a couple of minutes, Win Theingi Tun added a third goal for the Myanmar team.
To take the game further away from the hosts, Nilar Win sent the ball again to the opponents’ net five minutes from time.
While Myanmar registered 17 shots on the goal posts, the Philippines managed to make only two attempts on target.
“We need more finishing, aggressiveness and discipline in defence,” Philippines assistant coach Franklin Cacacho said after the match.
In the Group C opening match on October 17, the Myanmar women footballers beat Chinese Taipei 3-1 riding on May Thu Kyaw’s two goals.
They will take Hong Kong in their third and final match in the first qualification round of 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship.
The top two sides from each of the three groups competing in the Qualification Round One will join Thailand and Vietnam in the second qualification level, which will be held in December. Divided into two groups, the eight teams will play a round-robin league there, with the top two teams meeting in a play-off to determine who advances to AFC U-19 Women's Championship in 2013.