The high-flying Bangladesh side scored a number of spectacular goals in their third match of the Asian Football Confederation Under-16 Women's Championship Qualifiers, registering a comprehensive 10-0 thrashing against Kyrgyzstan at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday.
Captain Krishna Rani Sarkar slammed Bangladesh's first hattrick of the tournament while forward Anuching Mogini and defender Shamsunnahar netted brilliant braces apiece to allow the home side enjoy an evening filled with goals. Defender Nargis Khatun also scored an eye-catching goal to entertain the thousands of fans present at BNS.
It was the third consecutive victory for Golam Rabbani Choton's side and the thumping victory will no doubt boost the hosts' confidence ahead of Saturday's vital tie against the unbeaten Chinese Taipei, who bagged nine goals against Singapore in Wednesday's first match at the same venue.
The girls in red and green dominated thoroughly against Iran and Singapore in their first two matches but Wednesday's dominance and supremacy against Kyrgyzstan topped the previous two. They not only kept around 90 percent of the ball possession but also scored some of the tournament's best goals.
Among the 10 goals, perhaps the seventh goal of the game was one of the most delightful. Scored by Nargis Khatun in the 75th minute, the goal was an amazing effort by the young defender. Nargis took the free-kick from 35 yards out and it dipped down into the top right corner of the post, giving Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Adelina no chance.
The 10th and last goal of the game by Shamsunnahar in the 85th minute, which was the defender's second, was also a spectacular one. Observing the position of the opponent custodian for a moment, Maria unleashed a strike from the left corner of the box and it curved home into the near post.
Krishna Rani Sarkar, who netted a brace against Singapore, notched two beautiful goals among her treble. The play-maker skipped past a couple of defenders inside a goal-mouth action in the middle of the box before smashing past Adelina to get her first one in the 43rd minute.
Krishna's second one three minutes into the second half was even better as her curled effort from outside the right side of the penalty box entered into the top right corner. It was a cool finish when she completed her hattrick in the 80th minute.
Unlike the last two matches where Bangladesh scored only one in the opening half, Wednesday's one was different as they grabbed four while their eight corners against Kyrgyzstan's zero in the same half was proof of their sheer dominance.
After two chances were misfired, striker Mogini, who was one of two changes in the starting XI replacing Sirat Jahan Shopna, broke the deadlock in the 21st minute. A Marzia Khatun free-kick fell into a goal-mouth scramble where Mogini's initial shot was blocked by the netminder; the striker placed home on the rebound.
Marzia doubled the lead at the half-hour mark. Collecting a long ball inside the box, the left winger slotted past the opposition keeper with a calm effort. Mogini bagged her second of the evening in the added time of the first half. Defender Shamsunnahar made it 6-0 in the 68th minute after converting Bangladesh's first penalty of the tournament. It was also Shamsunnahar's first goal in the competition.
A minute before Shamsunnahar's brilliant goal, Maria scored the ninth goal after seeing her shot slipping away from the keeper to slowly roll into the net.
Golam Rabbani Choton, Bangladesh head coach
"I’m really happy to see the girls improving match by match. They rectified their mistakes from the previous matches and tried their best to make a big margin win. I would like to give all credit to my girls for their effort till the last whistle.
"We missed some open chances in the first two games but [Wednesday] our girls made very little mistakes and didn’t waste a single moment to increase the margin, which is a good sign for us. I watched all three games of Chinese Taipei and no doubt they are good team but if my players play their natural game we will leave the pitch as the winning side."
Singapore U16 0 9 Chinese Taipei U16
Iran U16 5 0 UAE U16
Bangladesh U16 10 0 Kyrgyzstan U16