HO CHI MINH CITY (5 May 2015) – Thailand made the semi-finals of the AFF Women’s Championship in style when they overwhelmed Laos 12-in their final game of Group A at the Thong Nhat Stadium.
It was the second time in two matches that Thailand have scored at least ten goals following their 10-1 defeat of Indonesia two days earlier.
And the performance against Laos and Indonesia was a far cry from their opening loss to the Australian Under-20 squad on 1 May.
“I did not expect to win by such a margin,” said Thai coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian. “I thought that we would win of course by just two or three goals.”
Thailand’s goals were scored by Alisa Rukpinij (8th, 28th, 41st, 65th and 74th minute), Nisa Romyen (11th, 15th and 29th), Orathai Srimanee (70th and 79th), Taneekarn Dangda (78th) and Wilaiporn Boothduang (34th).
With the win, Thailand are currently placed top in Group A and will have to wait for the result between Australia and Indonesia in the second match of the day to see if they can continue to keep their place.
RESULT – 5 May 2015
Laos 0 Thailand 12
GROUP A Current Standings