While Sumati Kumari netted the first goal at 7th minute, Lynda Kom Serto scored the second and third goals for India at 38th and 56th minute and Priyanka Sujeesh netted the fourth goal for the team at 66th minute.
Striker Lynda Kom Serto scored a brace while winger Sumati Kumari produced a fierce performance, scoring one and assisting another.
Priyanka Sujeesh scored the remaining goal for India while Man Maya Damai netted the consolation goal for Nepal.
India got off the blocks early as Sumati Kumari played through behind the Nepal defence and slotted it past the near post.
Both sides traded blows but the Indians gathered their composure soon enough and went on to double their lead when Sumati turned provider.
She squared the ball to Lynda, who put it past the keeper, a few minutes prior to the half-time break.
The Indians came out with the same intensity in the second half and Lynda found the back of the net again as she was set up by Sumati for a second time.
Man Maya Damai pulled one back for Nepal after the hour mark (at 62nd minute) but substitute Sai Sankhae put Priyanka through on goal as the latter added the fourth.
“First games are always difficult, but we passed the ball well and created a lot of chances. We still can play better,” said head coach Alex Ambrose after the match.
He added, “These girls are still in the learning phase, so yes, this is the time to learn from their mistakes. They will keep getting better with every game.”
India are slated to face Bhutan in their second match of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship on Friday, which will kick off at 5.30 pm (IST) and streamed live on mycujoo.tv.
FULL TIME! We come to the end of the match, as India win big in their opening game. ???
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— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 9, 2019