Three hat-tricks by as many substitutes helped India U-20 women's football team trounce Bhutan 12-0 in their opening match of the SAFF U-20 Womens Championship at the Mostafa Kamal Stadium, here on Friday.
Messers Neha, Anita Kumari, and Lynda Kom, netted three goals each after coming off the bench, as the Young Tigresses completed the demolition job, one for which they have thoroughly trained in Chennai.
India looked to get on the attack from the very first minute, looking to use their pacey wingers to get behind the Bhutanese defence. However, it took their attackers a while to get a read on Bhutan's offside trap, before they could score.
The likes of Nitu Linda, Sumati Kumari, and Apurna Narzary were often caught offside as they made their runs behind the opposition defence.