Flying start for Chinese Taipei, Mongolia, Singapore draw
Hisor: Chinese Taipei defeated Tajikistan 9-0 while Singapore came back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Mongolia in Group A of the 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers on Tuesday.
TAJIKISTAN 0-9 CHINESE TAIPEI
Chinese Taipei burst into life after a slow start to their opening game at the Hisor Central Stadium with Michelle Pao scoring in the 41st and 44th minutes to give them the lead going into the break.
Spurred by the goals, Chinese Taipei came out after the breather with more purpose with Yu Hsi-Chin hitting a five minute hat-trick with her efforts in the 51st, 55th and 56th minutes.
Lee Hsiu-Chin then added a brace with efforts in the 66th and 74th minutes before Lin Hsin-Hui added two of her own in the 78th and 82nd minutes.
Chinese Taipei will next play Mongolia on Thursday, while Tajikistan - who defeated Mongolia 4-1 in their opener on Sunday - will play Philippines.
MONGOLIA 2-2 SINGAPORE
Singapore came back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Mongolia.
It was a better result for both teams after they had suffered opening day blues, with Mongolia enjoying a great start to the match with Namuun Bayarsaikhan giving them the lead in the fourth minute at the Hisor Central Stadium .
Seven minutes from the break, Tuvshinjargal Undral gave Mongolia a two-goal lead, but Singapore - beaten 9-0 by Philippines on Sunday - returned stronger as goals from Angeline Chua Kai Yi and Kamis Nur Raudhah in the 68th and 87th minutes salvaged them a point.
Mongolia and Singapore will play Chinese Taipei next, on Thursday and Saturday respectively.
Photos: Tajikistan Football Federation