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MATCH REPORT

Sep 5 wed, 2018 13:00 KICK OFF

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MFF Stadium
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MATCH REVIEW

The second day of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 Round 1 Women tournament took place at the MFF Stadium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on September 5th. The first match of the day pitted the Northern Mariana Islands against Macau.

A wet pitch and torrential rain made it difficult for the players to keep their balance, much less string together passes. But despite the elements, both teams endured and played an intense game.

In the first half, the Northern Mariana Islands team had more time of possession and had the best scoring chances.

They came closest in the 34th minute, when a shot by BORJA Guinevere Rina Coleman bounced off both posts followed by HO Ka I bravely grabbed the rebound despite the two attackers tried pushing the ball into the net.

The rain continued to pound the pitch throughout the second half. Both teams were clearly tired, though each side did their utmost to snatch their first victory of the tournament.

The best chance to break the deadlock came a few minutes from the end of the match when FONG Iok Wa, was set up by a free-kick that beat Northern Mariana Islands’ offside trap, shot just wide of the opposing goal.

The game ended as a 0-0 draw. While the Northern Mariana Islands had the best opportunities to win, neither team deserved a loss today. All the players, as well as the referee and the assistant re-frees, deserve a huge round of applause for their effort.


Northern Mariana Islands Manager KOO Luam Khen:
“We did not play that well today, I think the weather conditions affected the girls. That already have very limited experience, and on top of that the weather was something they have never experi-enced.

“I am happy with my team effort, they did their best, but I am not pleased with the result.”


Macau Manager ZHANG Hong:
“Our girls had a good performance in today’s match, I think they did much better than in the previ-ous EAFF tournament, today we had a few chances.

“We have showed improvement compared to two days’ ago match with Guam; all players did well, even the very young ones.

“The weather was a factor for us, Macao is usually 30 degrees Celsius, today here it was 6, I think. Maybe this is the coldest our girls ever experienced!”

STATS

GOAL


REPLACEMENT
16' TUAZON Krizel Mae Antonio > MILLARE Therize Rae Javan
46' JOYCE Paulynn Grace Anastacio > VILLAGOMEZ Angelina G L
88' CHAN Ka Hei > KUOK Ut Meng
BOOKED / SEND OFF
card_y 76' CASTILLO Jeralyn Santiago
LINEUPS
GK1ANIANA Emalyn CortezHO Ka I1GK
MF2BORJA Guinevere Rina ColemanSIO Ka Mei2DF
DF3FRANCISCO Sharmaine GalezaHOI Ka Kei3DF
MF5CASTILLO Jerlyn SantiagoLEONG Ka Kei4DF
MF8GRIFFIN Gianna LongCHAN On Na5DF
MF10WALLY Britany Nec KanhaHO Sao Chan6DF
MF11CHOJNAKI JanelleCHAN Ka Hei7DF
FW13CASTILLO Jeralyn SantiagoFONG Iok Wa9FW
DF14TUAZON Krizel Mae AntonioKUAN Chi Kio10MF
MF16COSTALES Katrina OrtizoCHAN Ka Kei11MF
FW18JOYCE Paulynn Grace AnastacioLI Xiaochun16DF
SUBSTITUTES
FW4VILLAGOMEZ Angelina G LCHOI Alicia Weng Kei8MF
DF6RACE Gabrielle RoseCHAN Ka Kei12FW
FW7KING Emiliana Anastasia FamawLAO Man Wai13MF
GK12BALLESTEROS Carla Mae TarrozaKUOK Ut Meng17FW
MF15MILLARE Therize Rae JavanTONG Kit Si21MF
DF17CHOI Grace MinHAO Ka Wan22GK
MF19HUEVOS Sue Ann Marie GarciaWONG Weng Hei25GK
HEAD COACH
KOO Luam Khen ZHANG Hong