Asuka Doi: “It’s a significant breakthrough to secure victory”

On Friday night with the electrifying atmosphere of Wembley Park, Box Hill United clinched a commanding 3-0 victory over Heidelberg United FC.

Leading the charge for Box Hill was none other than Asuka Doi, the team’s top goal scorer, who once again demonstrated her prowess on the field. As a quintessential attacker, Doi played a pivotal role in driving the team forward, netting two spectacular goals that ignited the fervour of the fans.

After the final whistle, Doi couldn’t contain her excitement.

“It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s so nice to win,” she said excitingly.

“It’s a significant breakthrough to secure victory in places where we had won before, which makes me feel very reassured.”

In the unpredictable realm of football, success often favours those who relentlessly persevere. Reflecting on her performance, Doi admitted to being somewhat taken aback by her own achievements.

“It’s a nice shot. The ball passed by my shoulder and went straight into the net,” she said.

“It really surprised us and I’m also surprised.”

Before joining Box Hill United in 2023, Doi had honed her skills on the football fields of Japan.

When asked about the disparities between Japanese and Australian football, she paused, reflecting on the challenges.

“Compared with Japanese football games, it’s a very tough game here,” she said.

“All games are tough. Australian football games involve very tough physical challenges.”

Doi also shed light on the demands of the game this year, emphasising the need for speed and agility on the field.

“I’m not a good sprinter and I’m not the fastest player,” she said.

“But even though I’m not very fast, if I can successfully receive passes from my teammates through my runs and score goals, I’m very happy.”

Asuka Doi’s remarkable performance exemplifies the talent and dedication present in Box Hill United’s roster. As a young player, she has already left an indelible mark on the team and continues to inspire with her skills on the field.

As Box Hill United looks ahead, there is a sense of anticipation and excitement for what the future holds. With players like Doi leading the charge, the club is poised for success, both on and off the field.

As fans eagerly await the next chapter in the team’s journey, they can rest assured that with talents like Doi in their ranks, the future looks brighter than ever for Pythagoras.


Written by Ziyi (Antonia) Xu

Image credit: Passion Creations

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