PNG U20 go down in third trial match in USA

The Papua New Guinea U20 women’s national team went down 5-0 in their third trial match exhibition against Bucknell Bison women’s soccer team.

This was on Tuesday at Emmitt Field in USA.

Papua New Guinea started slow in the first half with four shot attempts while the opponents got on the board just two minutes into the contest.

The Bison scored again in the 18th minute then added another goal in the 36th minute.

Two minutes later, Maddie Mulford found the back of the net to add to the Bucknell’s lead, 4-0 at half time.

The Papua New Guineans did not give up as they returned strong in the second half, outshooting Bucknell 10-8 but unfortunately, could not find the back of the net.

However, they were able to hold off the strong Bucknell side, allowing them to score only one goal in the second half for a 5-0 victory.

A few more matches remain in their USA tour before returning to PNG to prepare to host the World Cup showdown in November.


Lamech Jinimbo