Bangladesh U-18 women breezed into final of the SAFF Under-18 Women’s Championship 2018 beating hosts Bhutan by four goals to nil at the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan on Friday 5 October 2018.
Hosts Bhutan took pressure from the beginning as Bangladesh produced forceful attacks towards Bhutan goalmouth. The Bangladesh side ripped benefit of their strategy of being bold in the very second minute.
Promising mid-fielder Sanjida Akhter earned Bangladesh the breakthrough with a decent 20-yarder that entered into the net slightly touching the goalpost.
That was the only goal in the match before referee whistled for the first half break (1-0).
Scoreless Bhutan tried to bounce back but all their attempts went in vein in the face of a solid Bangladesh defense.
Bangladesh doubled margin in the 48th minute when Bhutan goalkeeper Sangita Mongar failed to save a gentle push by Mossmmat Mishrat Jahan Moushun (2-0).
Srimoti Krishnarani Sarker scored the third goal for Bangladesh with 30 more minutes to go from the match. She had received a straight push from the right wing, swooped in on the Bhutan defense and converted without much resistance (3-0).
Shamshunnahar sealed the margin (4-0) when she scored from a penalty as Sonam Choki made a foul while she tried to tackle her in the 8-yards.
With this win, Bangladesh u18 women are set to meet Nepal in the final scheduled for 7 October 2018 at the same venue.