Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic), Apr 4 (PTI) India ended their winless streak this year when they outplayed Kyrgyz Republic 5-0 in the first of the two-legged tie in the Group G AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Round 1 here on Tuesday.
After failing to win any of their five international engagements in the first three months of the calendar year, Thomas Dennerby’s wards broke the hoodoo in style at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium as the hosts found their rampaging visitors too hot to handle.
The victory also strengthened India’s chances of moving on to the next round. They will hold a considerable advantage when the two teams meet again on Friday in the second leg. A double strike by Anju Tamang, a clinical volley from Soumya Guguloth in the first half and two more goals from Shikly Devi and Renu in the second half were enough for the girls to secure an emphatic win.