Thursday, June 28, 2012
NURASLINDA SAID of Malaysia (yellow)
MALAYSIA thrashed Singapore 7-0 in their opening Women’s Junior Asia Cup at the Queen Sirikit Stadium in Bangkok.
The tournament also doubles up as a Junior World Cup qualifier, and three teams will advance from Bangkok.
Malaysia have five senior players who have played with the senior outfit and they are Norashikin Halim, Norazlin Sumantri, Norizaidah Ibrahim, Raja Norsharina and Nurul Nabihah.
And Norazlin started the goal-count in the second minute when she converted a penalty corner and then doubled the advantage with a field attempt in the 21st minute.
The other goals were scored by Norhashikin Halim (27th) Hanis Nadiah (32nd, 35th), Nuraslinda Said (59th) and Raja Norsharina (64th).
Malaysia are in Group A with China, India, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Their next match is on Saturday against China.
Group B consists of South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Pakistan.
The last Junior Asia Cup was held in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, and Malaysia finished fifth.
RESULTS: Group A -- India 16 Sri Lanka 0, Malaysia 7 Singapore 0; Group B: Japan 17 Pakistan 0, Thailand 0 Kazakhstan 1.