Indonesia were at the wrong end of a rampaging Thai side when they were lambasted 10-1 on the second match day of Group B of the AFF Women’s Championshio here tonight at the Thong Nhat Stadium.
Eager to make up for the disappointment from their first game where they fell to a 3-0 loss to the Australian Under-20 side, the Thais came out with all cylinders firing and took just five minutes to score their first goal when a cross from Anootsara Maijarern was headed into goal by Nisa Romyen.
Indonesia then tightened up their defence to hold Thailand for long periods and denied them from doubling the advantage.
It was not until the half hour mark that the Indonesian defence collapsed under the tremendous pressure with Anootsara scoring in the cross from Nisa.
With a space of eight minutes, Indonesia conceded three goals off Anootsara (37th minute) and Nisa (39th and 45th) for Thailand to take a more than comfortable 5-0 advantage into the second half.
Thailand continued the pressure into the second half and they added further goals through Pikul Khueanpet (53rd minute), Wilaiporn Boothduang (59th), Alisa Rukinij (66th) and Naphat Seesraum (75th ).
Indonesia then pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute through Erma Karafir to give the handful of Indonesian supporters at least a reason to cheer as Orathai Srimanee then finished things off three minutes to the end.
IN THE MEANTIME, a single firing shot from captain Kobie Ann Ferguson was the only thing that separated the Australian Under-20 team from Laos in a Group A match that was played earlier.
The match was not pretty and even though Australia had put in mostly reserved players for the tie, they were still a handful which forced Laos with little choice but to play it defensive.
They might not have parked the bus all day long but they did enough to deter the physically stronger Australians from getting the lead in the first half as Princess Ibini-Isei and also Kally Ann Lewis were left frustrated.
Australia went on very much in the same vein as they had done in the first half and in the 57th minute, Princess sent a warning of what’s to come with a grounder that caught the whole Laotian defence napping but which saw no one making the right finish at the back post.
And three minutes later, Australia finally broke the deadlock when Ferguson rifled in a shot to the top left hand corner of the Laos goal that left keeper Bounyong Akkhavong stranded.
With the win, Australia are firmly in the driver’s seat in the group with the maximum six points from two matches with a place in the semi-finals already guaranteed.
RESULTS – 3 May 2015
Australia 1 Laos 0
Indonesia 1 Thailand 10