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MATCH REPORT

Sep 3 mon, 2018 14:00 KICK OFF

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Mongolian National Stadium
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MATCH REVIEW

EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Mongolia women’s tournament kicked off at the National Stadium in Ulaanbaatar on September 3rd, starting with the match between Macau and Guam.

The Guamanians dominated from the opening minutes, and they took the lead in the 6th minute via a precise header by HOOVER Kaycee.

The Macanese team had difficulties on offense. However, their defensive organization showed great improvement since the 2016 tournament, and they were able to frustrate most of Guam’s attacks.

Guam had to wait until the 31st minute to increase their lead, when captain HOOVER used some classy dribbling to penetrate the penalty area and unleash a powerful shot.

The rhythm of the game did not change in the second half, with Guam pushing for more goals and Macau defending.

The third goal for Guam came in the 54th minute on another header, this time by MERRILL Jenna. It was followed by a fourth goal via a direct free-kick by HOOVER Riley in the 67th minute, and a fifth goal in the 73rd minute when NADEN Colleen capitalized on a through ball that beat the Macanese defensive line.

Despite missing some of their regular players, the Guamanian team put on a good showing, and are a favorite to qualify for the next round of the tournament.

Macau played well and will have more opportunities to shine in the next two games. A nod to goalkeeper HO Ka I--without several of her great saves, the score could have been much higher against Macau.


Macau Manager ZHANG Hong:
“Guam were very good, they have a very good development program and an Australian manager [PLEASE CHECK THIS INFO] but our players did their best.

“Our players technique is still not good enough, they are all part-timers: they have jobs, some are students, they can practice only three times per week.

“Mongolians too are very strong, physically too. We will do our best in the next two matches, and learn from our opponents.”


Guam Manager WILSON Belinda Elizabeth:
“Compared to the tournament in 2016, we now have better understanding of how we want to play. We are bringing in a new style of play into Guam’s football, and we are trying it here in this tournament for the first time. Today it went very well.

“The next game against Mongolia, the home team, is a tough one. We must respect our opponents, but we know we have a job to do, and we intend to continue what we did today, with the same mentality, hopefully to get a positive result”.


Macau captain 5. CHAN On Na
“We had played versus Guam before, and we know how good they are. We used this match to improve our physical skills.

“We made a couple of big mistakes in the first half, and we were tired into the second half, but we really did our best.”


Guam captain 21. HOOVER Kaycee Lillian
“I think we did very well. We are a new team, and we have new ideas to execute today and I think we did that really well.

“We have a lot of young girls in the team, they created a lot of opportunities and score some of them, which is what we were looking for.

“We are now very confident going into the next games. We are really looking forward to play Mongolia, who are very strong physically—as we are.”


By Cesare Polenghi

STATS

GOAL

6' HOOVER Kaycee Lillian
31' HOOVER Kaycee Lillian
54' MERRILL Jenna Joan Laguana
67' HOOVER Riley Catherine
73' NADEN Colleen Tamagos
REPLACEMENT
56' CHAN Ka Kei > KUOK Ut Meng
81' CHAN Ka Hei > CHOI Alicia Weng Kei
90+2' LI Xiaochun > LAO Man Wai
60' MATTHEWS Jordyn Renee > KAWAUCHI Yae Hilary
67' PEREZ Inyssa Keilani > CRUZ Hannah Rose Benavente
76' MINATO Koharu Charity > WHALEN Isa Kelawili Jacala
BOOKED / SEND OFF
LINEUPS
GK1HO Ka IYATAR Harmony Chea San Miguel4DF
DF2SIO Ka MeiDORONILA Celine Eden5DF
DF3HOI Ka KeiPEREZ Inyssa Keilani6MF
DF4LEONG Ka KeiNADEN Colleen Tamagos7FW
DF5CHAN On NaMINATO Hikaru Phoebe8DF
DF7CHAN Ka HeiMATTHEWS Jordyn Renee9FW
FW9FONG Iok WaMINATO Koharu Charity11MF
MF10KUAN Chi KioHOOVER Riley Catherine13DF
MF11CHAN Ka KeiMERRILL Jenna Joan Laguana14FW
FW12CHAN Ka KeiHOOVER Kaycee Lillian21MF
DF16LI XiaochunSOBREVILLA Angelyn Ticar30GK
SUBSTITUTES
MF8CHOI Alicia Weng KeiSAN GIL Abigail Marie Salas2DF
MF13LAO Man WaiCRUZ Ariya Victoria3DF
FW17KUOK Ut MengKAWAUCHI Yae Hilary15FW
MF21TONG Kit SiWHALEN Isa Kelawili Jacala16FW
GK22HAO Ka WanCRUZ Jena Rochelle18GK
GK25WONG Weng HeiSCHIFF Sarah Michelle22FW
CRUZ Hannah Rose Benavente27MF
HEAD COACH
ZHANG Hong WILSON Belinda Elizabeth