Chonburi: Australia’s Princess Ibini was pleased after Australia defeated Thailand 3-1 in their AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 Group A tie on Wednesday.
Australia bounced back from their opening day defeat to DPR Korea to keep their hopes of landing their maiden title alive, with the victory putting them third in the standings behind Vietnam – beaten 3-0 by DPR Korea earlier in the day – on goal difference.
Change of tactics made all the difference, says DPR Korea's Son
Chonburi: DPR Korea head coach Son Sung-gwon has revealed that a change of tactics proved crucial as his team eased into the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 after Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Vietnam.
Despite enjoying the lion’s share of possession throughout the first period, Son’s charges failed to find the net against a battling Vietnam side at the IPE Stadium.
However, a tweak in approach made all the difference after the break as the 2007 winners went on to score three times and assure themselves a place in the next round after Australia defeated hosts Thailand 3-1 in Group A’s other fixture.
Chonburi: Australia threw themselves an AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 lifeline on Wednesday as they defeated Thailand 3-1 to move third in Group A and remain in contention for a place in the semi-finals.
Mary Fowler’s first-half brace and a Courtney Nevin set-piece special helped secure the vital three-point haul for Australia on a night when host nation Thailand’s title aspirations were extinguished despite a determined performance.
The result, which also saw table-topping DPR Korea confirmed as the first team through to the last four, leaves Australia needing to beat Vietnam on Saturday to be assured of their progress through to the knockout phase.