|Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet . — Photo vff
HA NOI (VNS) — Veteran striker Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet scored a hat-trick in Ha Noi 1's 4-0 victory over TNG Thai Nguyen yesterday in the second leg of the National Women's Football Championship at the Ha Nam Province's stadium.
The defending champions dominated their rivals, who are at the sixth position in the ranking table. Their powerful frontline forced Thai Nguyen to play defensive all the time, working hard to repel consecutive attacks.
Nguyet opened the score in the 36th minute with a straight shot to the far corner and added another at the end of the first half.
Pham Hai Yen scored her goal 15 minutes after the interval and Nguyet got her hattrick just three minutes later.
The victory helped Ha Noi 1 (25 points) take back the leading position from HCM City (23 points) after just one day.
The teams will have a day off before taking part in the next round tomorrow, when HCM City will play hosts Phong Phu Ha Nam. The match will be aired live on VTV6.
The next day, bottom-placed Tao Dan will face Thai Nguyen and Ha Noi 2 will play Viet Nam Coal and Minerals. — VNS