KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Thailand gave the national Under 14 (U-14) team a good learning lesson after they mauled the latter 6-1 in the semi-finals of the 2015 AFC Under 14 (U-14) Girls’ Regional Championship of the Asean Zone at the YFTC Field in Hanoi, Vietnam, today.
The win will see Thailand face-off against Vietnam in the final tomorrow.
Vietnam cruised to the final after securing a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win against Myanmar after both sides were tied 1-1 after regulation time, AFC website, www.the-afc.com reported.
Malaysia and Myanmar will play for 3rd/4th placing tomorrow.
In today’s match, Thailand led 3-0 against Malaysia at halftime after midfielder Tanapon Yimlamai scored in the 24th minute followed by a brace from their striker Porntip Thongwijit in the 38th and 39th minutes respectively.
After resumption, Zhang Hong’s charges reduced the deficit through Nor Athirah Mamat in the 50th minute only to see Thailand adding three more goals through another striker, Rattikan Khamphaeng in the 69th minute and also defender, Amarawadee Phukhao who earned herself a brace in the 60th minute and in the dying minute of the second half. — Bernama