The CommBank Young Matildas wrap up their #AFCU20W qualifying with a 2-0 win over Vietnam

The CommBank Young Matildas finished off their 2024 AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup Round 2 Qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Vietnam. 

Daniela Galic went closest to opening the scoring, linking up with Emilia Murray on the left side and weaving around Vietnam’s defence but put her shot just wide of the upright. 

Skipper Jessika Nash was the next to threaten the goal with an attempt, sending in a deep cross that the keeper was unable to hold on to but did enough to put the ball out for a corner.

As the halftime break approached, Leah Blayney opted for her first change of the game, bringing on Jynaya Dos Santos to replace Claudia Cicco in the front three.

Dos Santos was straight into the action, picking up the ball from just inside the box and forcing a save from the keeper to keep the game scoreless. 

Galic had another chance on goal to put Australia up before the break, with her chance from close range smothered by the keeper to send the teams into the break locked at 0-0. 

Australia took the lead just five minutes into the second half, with Alana Murphy finding the top corner with an audacious shot from 40 yards out.

Murphy doubled her tally for the night not long after, putting Australia up 2-0 with another long-range attempt that beat the keeper. 

Blayney made her second change of the night, with Ella O’Grady coming off and Kahli Johnson replacing her. The front three had another change with Sasha Grove coming on to replace Emilia Murray with 20 minutes to go. 

The CommBank Young Matildas held on to secure a 2-0 victory over Vietnam, remaining undefeated in their qualifying campaign and did not concede a goal across Round 1 & Round 2. 

Rewatch the full match replay.

Match Details  

Australia U-20:  2 (Murphy 50′ 56′)
Vietnam: 0

Tournament: 2024 AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup Round 2 Qualifiers – Group A
Date: Wednesday 7 June 2023
Venue: Việt Trì Stadium, Việt Trì
Kick-off: 7:00 pm (Local) / 10:00 pm (AEST)

Referee: Yang Shu-Ting (Chinese Taipei)
Assistant Referees: Bao Mengxiao (China PR) & Nuannid Donjangreed (Thailand)
Fourth Official: Yu Hong (China PR)

Australia U-20 XI: 1. Chloe Lincoln (GK), 2. Tijan McKenna, 3. Maya Lobo, 4. Gemma Ferris, 5. Jessika Nash (c), 8. Alana Murphy, 10. Daniela Galic, 16. Claudia Cicco (9. J. Dos Santos 42′), 17. Ella O’Grady (11. Johnson 62′), 21. Naomi Chinnama, 22. Emilia Murray (23. Grove 73′)

Substitutes not used:  6. Shay Hollman, 7. Sienna Saveska, 12. Tahlia Franco (GK), 13. Peta Trimis, 14. Zara Kruger, 15. Alexia Apostolakis, 18. Grace Wilson (GK), 19. Ava Briedis, 20. Indiana Dos Santos

Yellow Card: Nil 

Red Card: Nil