The Junior Matildas have finished the first round of AFC Women's U16 qualification with a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei.
With a wild amount of 39 goals scored over four games, and none conceded, the Junior Matildas have gone undefeated to successfully qualify for the second round of qualification for the U16 Asian Women’s Championship, sitting comfortably on top of Group D.
Keeping in tune with early goals this competition, the deadlock was broken on the eighth minute mark for the Junior Matildas.
After hinting at the threat posed by the ball inside the fullback early, it didn’t take long for Josie Morley to find success off the back of it.
Morley gathered the ball from such a pass, and through sheer persistence found a way to get the ball into the back of the net from close range.
An early hat-trick was on the cards for Morley who went on to score again in the 17th and 45th minutes.
This proved to be the difference for the first half as the Matildas controlled the bulk of possession but often for spells struggled to translate this into meaningful attempts on goal.
To round off the first half, Georgia Beaumont found the back of the net right on the half time whistle.
The final product being a finish was unphased with the defenders milling around the ball and more concerned with furthering the sides lead.
Chinese Taipei weren’t going to back down easy in the second half, as it took a moment in the second half for the Matildas to extend their first half lead.
On the 65th minute, a thundering strike from Alana Janceviski found the fifth goal of the match, after a quick transition to attack off the back of Chinese Taipei’s goal kick.
Another came later through an own goal by Chinese Taipei, unable to deal with a cross in from the right.
Jancevski went on to bag her double for the match five minutes from time, to bring the Young Matildas lead over Chinese Taipei to seven.
A deep cross from right back landed in a dangerous spot just outside the mixer and only needing Jancevski to nudge the ball, the nudge enough to guide the ball into the back of the net.