Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Ho Chi Minh: Substitute Mikhaela Gavilano Jumawan scored a triple as the Philippines thrashed Malaysia 7-0 in the AFC U-14 Girls Regional Championship for the ASEAN region at Thong Nhat Stadium on Thursday.
It was the second win out of three matches for the Filipinas who led Malaysia 3-0 in the first half during the 70-minute match.
Jumawan, who had scored a brace in their 7-1 whipping of Cambodia in their opening game, came off the bench on 44 minutes and just three minutes after that scored a goal, and then another one minute later, before completing her triple seven minutes from time.
Earlier, the Philippines’ floodgates of goals against the Malaysians had opened on the 4th minute through Cecile Firmeza Deita, before midfielder Joannah Marie Embalsado Adao took it one up to 2-0 four minutes later.
Itsuko Maree Bacatan then took it to 4-0 with her brace on 19 and 36 minutes for Marnelli Salvador Dimzon’s side.
The Philippines maintained their 4th position in the six-nation table after the game while Zhang Hong’s winless Malaysian side stay at the bottom.
The Filipinas will go into their fourth match in the inaugural girls’ regional competition against Myanmar while Malaysia take on Cambodia on Saturday.
Standings on Friday
Thailand – 9 points
Vietnam – 6 points
Myanmar – 6 points
Philippines – 6 points
Cambodia – 0 points
Malaysia – 0 points