Nepal thrash Northern Mariana Island, qualify for second round

  • 2023-03-12

Nepal defeated Northern Mariana Island 6-0 to qualify for the second round of AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers on Sunday.

Dipa Shahi and Sarah Bajracharya scored two each and Saraswati Hamal and Jenifer Rana scored the other two in Nepal's win.

Nepal had defeated Palestine in their first match by the same scoreline.

Shahi, who had scored four against Palestine, opened the scoring in the fourth minute. Two minutes later Bajracharya doubled the lead and Shahi added team's third in the 19th.

Nepal found the net again through Saraswati Hamal in the 30th minute. Bajracharya scored her second in the 45th minute to give Nepal a comfortable 5-0 cushion at the completion of first half.

Jenifer Rana added a sixth in the added minutes to complete the rout.

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