Sơn La vs Thái Nguyên at the National Women’s Football Championship on Monday. – Photo vff.org.vn
HÀ NỘI – Underdogs Sơn La defeated Thái Nguyên 1-0 at the National Women’s Football Championship on Monday.
The game was held at Hà Nam Stadium in the northern province of Hà Nam.
That was the first time Sơn La have ever beaten Thái Nguyên.
Sơn La proved their determination to get all three points from the get-go. However, the two sides missed many chances and failed to find the net.
After the break, both teams became more cautious.
In the 60th minute a pass from captain Đinh Thị Duyên found striker Lê Hồng Vân who beat the offside trap and slotted home for Sơn La.
After the goal, coach Lường Văn Chuyên of Sơn La asked his players to sit back and defend their lead, which they did to secure their first ever win against Thái Nguyên.
In other match, defending champions Phong Phú Hà Nam lost to Việt Nam Coal and Mineral 1-0.
Phong Phú Hà Nam vs Việt Nam Coal and Mineral at the National Women’s Football Championship on Monday. – Photo vff.org.vn
The hosts Hà Nam quickly controlled the game and created pressure on their rival’s goal, but the luck still didn’t come their way.
In injury time, taking full advantage of an error of Hà Nam’s defence line, Hà Thị Nhài helped Việt Nam Coal and Mineral win 1-0.
With this loss, Hà Nam are second in the rankings with 16 points. Having the same points with Hà Nam, Việt Nam Coal and Mineral are third due to goal difference. HCM City top the list with 19 points. — VNS