|HCM City 1 (in red) beat Phong Phú Hà Nam 2-0 in the National Women’s Football Championship. — Photo vff.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Defending champions HCM City 1 proved their power with a 2-0 win over Phong Phú Hà Nam in the fifth round match of the National Women’s Football Championship.
The match was played on Wednesday in HCM City.
Lê Hoài Lương opened the score in the 29th minute and Huỳnh Như scored the final goal with a straight shot in the 79th.
The win pushed HCM City to the top position for the first time this season with the maximum 12 points. Phong Phú Hà Nam dropped one step to No 3 with 10 points.
They will be the leader at least for a day. If Hà Nội 1 beat bottom-placed Sơn La today at the Thống Nhất Stadium, they will return to the top spot.
In the second match of the day, Việt Nam Coal and Minerals were tied 1-1 with TNG Thái Nguyên.
Hương Giang of Thái Nguyên netted the opener just 12 minutes into the game and Trần Thị Thu of Việt Nam Coal and Minerals equalised 26 minutes after the interval.
The draw result did not change their position as Việt Nam Coal and Minerals are at fourth while Thái Nguyên are sixth.
In other action today, HCM City 2 will play Hà Nội 2. — VNS