China proved too strong for Sri Lanka, running out 5-0 winners in the Group B clash of the 7th Junior Asia Cup at the MBM Stadium in Malacca, Malaysia this evening.
It was a match that both teams wanted to win after their opening matches defeat on Friday.
China had lost their opening match 1-0 to Pakistan while Sri Lanka were trashed 11-0 by India.
China took only two minutes to get on the score sheet through skipper Guo Lei. But they then wasted a penalty corner in the 7th minute to double their advantage.
However Tu Yuanlin made amends by converting their second penalty corner in the 21st minute.
Try as they did Sri Lanka could not string more than four passes and hardly troubled the Chinese defence.
In the 29th minute China went 3-0 ahead through the efforts of Wang Xiaowei and that snuffed the fight out of the Sri Lankans.
As a matter of fact the Sri Lankan’s were more disciplined in defence as they hardly gave any quarter to their opponents.
Another three penalty corners went to waste in the 38th, 40th and 43rd minutes by China before they scored their fourth via skipper Guo Lei once again.
Tu Yuanlin netted his second of the match, and China’s fifth in the 59th minute off a penalty corner to make it 5-0.