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Women’s Under 17s: Hungary cruise through to Elite phase of Euro qualifying

Women’s Under 17s: Hungary cruise through to Elite phase of Euro qualifying

 

MLSZ’s offical page said, Hungary’s Women’s Under 17 team finished their 2017 European Championship campaign with a 2-2 draw against Poland in Bük, a result which, after wins on the opening two matchdays, sees them finish in second place on goal difference behind Poland and comfortably qualify for the Elite round phase in the springtime.

The first matchday of qualifying group 3 saw Hungary post a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Azerbaijan, Dóra Dorner scoring in each half either side of a Sára Pusztai strike, while Poland dispatched Estonia 7-0. Two more wins for the same teams followed on matchday 2, Poland defeating Azerbaijan 4-0 while Hungary eased to a 3-1 success against Estonia thanks to another goal from Dorner and two from Fanni Králik. That left both teams on six points and already through from their Main round group to the Elite phase.

Therefore the final matchday would simply decide who would top the qualifying group and it seemed that accolade would be going to Hungary when they surged into a two-goal lead thanks to a fourth-minute own goal and a tremendous strike from a narrow angle by captain Fanni Vachter. However, Alicja Materek pulled one back from the penalty spot on 36 minutes and Anna Kowalcyzk equalised with a confident finish with 15 minutes left. A second yellow card for central defender Ráhel Váradi two minutes later ensured a nervy end for Dorottya Schumi’s side but the score remained 2-2, an unbeaten record for both teams in the Main-round phase ultimately ensured.

Source: Press release – mlsz.hu

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