Japan go top of Group Asian Women’s Cup, 16th May 2014
Jordan 1 – 3 Australia
Kathryn Gill 35′ 50′ (Australia)
Katrina Gorry 66′ (Australia)
Stephanie Naber 70′ (Jordan)
Kathryn Gill scored twice as defending champions Australia recorded a first win of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2014 following a 3-1 victory over a spirited Jordan side at Thong Nhat Stadium on Friday. The 2010 AFC Women’s Player of the Year opened the scoring for the Matildas, nine minutes before half-time to finally puncture a resilient defensive effort by Jordan. Gill was again on the score sheet in the 50th minute to get her second of the game. Katrina Gorry scored in the 66th minute to put Australia 3 – 0 up, then with a long range effort from Stephanie Naber in the 70th minute Jordan pulled one back but the game finished with a win for Australia
Japan 4 – 0 Vietnam
Nahomi Kawasumi 44′ 87′ (Japan)
Nanase Kiryu 65′ (Japan)
Yuki Ogimi 69′ (Japan)
Japan remained on course for a place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup knockout stages after beating Vietnam 4 – 0, two goals from Nahomi Kawasumi and goals from Nanase Kiryu and Yuki Ogimi gave the World Cup holders a 4-0 win. Midfielder Kawasumi jumped on a loose ball with two minutes remaining in the first-half to finally give Japan the breakthrough against a resilient Vietnam side, before forwards Nanase Kiryu and Yuki Ogimi, and Nahomi Kawasumi once again, netted to add gloss to the score-line with three second-half goals to ensure Japan’s first win of the tournament.
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