Women International Friendly Tournament: Estonia-Armenia 3:0

On May 12 Women international friendly tournament first match took place at Abovyan city stadium. Armenia Woman National Team competed with Estonia. The first half passed as equals. Both teams had several chances to score but none of them managed to open the match score till the half time. Anyway, Estonia succeeded in passing ahead of our team at the middle of the second half: Anastassia Morkovkina scored. A bit later the guests doubled the score: Morkovkina converted the penalty scoring her second goal at the match. 6 minutes before the end of the match Signy Aarna scored the third goal for Estonia. Armenia Women National Team suffered 3:0 defeat at the first match of the tournament.
Kazakhstan and Estonia Women National Teams will compete on May 14 and at the end of the tournament on May 16 Armenia will play the second match with Kazakhstan.
Both matches are staged at Abovyan city stadium at 16:00.

Estonia – Armenia 3:0

Abovyan, City stadium
Referee - Karolina Radzik–Johan (Poland)
Goals - Anastassia Morkovkina, 71, Anastassia Morkovkina, 74pen, Signy Aarna, 84.

Estonia: Elis Meetua, Kaidi Jekimova (Eneli Vals, 83), Katrin Loo (Liis Pello, 87), Anastasia Morkovkina, Kaire Palmaru (Kairi Himanen, 85), Anete Paulus, Heleri Saar, Aljona Sasova, Inna Zlidnis (Hannaliis Jaadla, 34), Margarita Zernosekova (Signy Aarna, 28), Kethy Ounpuu

Armenia: Anna Karapetyan, Mariam Torgomyan, Ani Ghukasyan, Armine Khachatryan, Syuzanna Sayadyan, Marine Karapetyan (Hripsime Epremyan, 70), Lusine Hovhannisyan (Eleonora Davtyan, 61), Kristine Mangasaryan, Lilit Karapetyan (Kristine Hakobyan, 65), Vardine Khanzadyan, Mariam Stepanyan.

Yellow card - Mariam Stepanyan, 76

Post-match reactions

Samvel Adamyan, Armenia Women National Team Head Coach

I would like to congratulate Estonia on victory first. We didn’t play well. Maybe one of our failure reasons was that some of our players didn’t feel well on the eve of the match. Besides, we were not able to involve our two main players Kristine Aleksanyan and Gayane Kostanyan in the tournament since they play in Lebanon now. We had played against Estonia several months ago in Macedonia within frames of a similar friendly tournament and won the match. Estonia has a new head coach now and I can say that quite qualitative work has been done with the team during this period. In any case we will prepare for the next match with a purpose to win only.

Keith Boanas, Estonia National Team Head Coach

First of all I would like to thank the tournament organizers for the reception and the work that has been done. As for the game, I would like to say that we succeeded in winning the match at the second half easily which was a bit unexpectedly for me since the teams played as equals during the first half and had equal chances to score.
I think that such tournaments greatly promote women football development.

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Armenian Development Bank Hummel