Defending champions HCM City 1 struggled to beat Hà Nội 2 1-0 in round 10 of the National Women’s Football Championship, held in the northern province of Nam Định yesterday.
The close score was an unexpected result for the fans. Hà Nội 2 are at the bottom of the rankings with nine losses from the beginning of the event.
Lê Hoài Lương helped HCM City 1 win the game in the 69th minute.
With this win, HCM City 1 maintain their lead in the rankings with 27 points, followed by Phong Phú Hà Nam with 23 points and Việt Nam Coal and Mineral with 21 points.
In the other game played in the northern province of Hà Nam, Hà Nội 1 crushed HCM City 2 4-0.
The No 1 team dominated the game from the moment the referee blew her whistle. They proved their strength with Nguyễn Thị Huế’s early goal in the seventh minute. Then the No 1 team set up many chances to double their score, but they failed as the defenders of the No 2 team played well.
However, in the 35th minute, Hồ Thị Quỳnh helped her team take the lead of 2-0.
After the break, recruit Bạch Thu Hiền scored two goals more for Hà Nội 1 in the 80th and 89th minutes for a final score of 4-0.
Hà Nội 1 will next face Việt Nam Coal and Mineral, while Hà Nội 2 will meet Phong Phú Hà Nam on November 16.