Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in women’s football

Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old striker Srimoti Krishnarani Sarkar was the star at the women’s football event in South Asian Games (SAG) as she scored a brace to help Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 2-1 here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.

Sarkar scored both the goals in the second half of the match which gave the Bangladeshi side a first win after losing to Nepal 0-3 in their first encounter.

The Islanders started off cautiously against Bangladesh and were placed on the back foot during the early part of the match.

Sri Lankan midfielder P M Perera delivered a calculated through ball that was scored by I. Liyanage but the referee called offside just at the stroke of half-time.

In the 65th minute, the Bangladeshi side drew first blood with a splendid goal by Sarkar. She hit a vicious left footer that dipped into the net.

However, the lead was short lived as Sri Lanka pulled one back through a header by R. Ekanayake three minutes later.

Sarakar decided the fate of the match in the 83rd minute through a left footed shot.

Bangladesh held the last few minutes to complete the victory.

The South Asian Games is coincidentally Srimoti’s first international experience with the senior team.

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