A hat-trick from Alex Chidiac has helped the Young Matildas to a 7-0 win over Malaysia in the opening match of the AFF Women's Championship.
Malaysia started with the kick-off but the Young Matildas pounced on the indecisiveness of their players as Chidiac scored in the opening 14 seconds.
Emily Condon and Mary Fowler made it 3-0 after just six minutes.
There was great vision and awareness from the team for the second goal as they worked from their own half up the field with precision passing for Fowler to receive the ball in the box and slot it into the left side of the goal.
Despite conceding three goals, Malaysia did have moments they were able to move around but lack final ball precision and indecisions caught them out.
From here, the Young Matildas would not score for the rest of the first half despite chances from Princess Ibini, who hit the post, and Chidiac who's header went wide.
Credit needs to go to Malaysia's goalkeeper Nurul Azurin Mazian, who was able to keep the Young Matildas at bay with her saves.
The second half started off with a bang as Chidiac got her second of the game.
Australia had great passing accuracy and off the ball, players were able to create space which helped create more opportunities.
Fowler also found her second after her first shot was blocked but Malaysia was unable to clear the ball from the box so Fowler regained possession to score.
Malaysia started to unravel as the pace and footwork of the Young Matildas saw Chidiac find her third before Amy Sayer capped off the win with a goal in the dying minutes of normal time.
The best of Australia's seven goals as @chidiac10 and @amysayer10 bring their own ball and don't let the other kids get a touch— Teo Pellizzeri (@teopellizzeri) June 30, 2018
🇦🇺 7-0 🇲🇾#YoungMatildas @TheMatildas #AFFWC2018 #MALvAUS @TheWomensGame pic.twitter.com/Ms0r0cilif
The Young Matildas face Timor-Leste, who lost 12-0 to Cambodia, on Wednesday night.