|HCM City 2 (in red) enjoy first victory in the National Women’s Football Championship. — Photo vff.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — HCM City 2 secured their first win in the National Women’s Football Championship on Thursday by beating Hà Nội 2 2-1 at home in Thống Nhất Stadium.
The wet field did not hamper Hồ Thị Anh Đào from opening the score in the 15th minute. She broke into the box to face keeper Thu Phương and slotted into far corner.
The away side equalized through Nguyễn Thị Thúy in the 34th minute from close-range.
The hosts restored their lead when Nguyễn Thị Thanh Tâm took full advantage of Phương’s mistake to finish into an empty net in the 71st minute.
They nearly had a third goal when Ngọc Mai’s shot hit the bar two minutes before the end.
In a later match, Hà Nội 1 trounced Sơn La 3-0 to take top spot back from HCM City 1.
Sơn La are in fifth place with six points.
In the next fixture on Sunday, HCM City 2 will play TNG Thái Nguyên and Sơn La will meet Phong Phú Hà Nam. One day later, Việt Nam Coal and Minerals will see Hà Nội 2 before Hà Nội 1 face HCM City 1. — VNS