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BD women's hockey team record first victory in int'l match

September 12, 2019 00:00:00

Bangladesh Women's Juniors Hockey team registered their first win in an international match on Tuesday when they beat Sri Lanka by 2-0 goals in Singapore, reports UNB.

The teams faced each other in the six-nation Women's Juniors (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers.

Ritu Khanom opened the score for Bangladesh in the 27th minute scoring from a penalty corner.

Tarin Khushi doubled the margin in the 58th minute.

After the day's feat, BHF General Secretary AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed said, "It is a historical day for Bangladesh hockey. The victory will inspire us in future."

In her post-match reaction, Bangladesh Captain and one of the scorers Ritu Khanom said, "I am very excited. I will do well in our next matches."

Six Asian countries - Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka, debutants Bangladesh and hosts Singapore - are taking part in the tournament on round-robin basis.

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