Thimphu: India women beat Bhutan by a solitary strike from Devneta Roy to finish third in the U-18 SAFF Football Championship on Sunday. Devneta scored the winner in the 73rd minute which proved to be the difference between the two teams in a closely contested encounter. In the 15th minute, Devneta failed to tap home from close range after a cross from the left flank found her in perfect position. Back-to-back chances for Balamurugan failed to see the light the day as the Indian women upped the ante. In the 24th minute, Bala’s shot from inside the 18-yard box missed the target and her powerful nod in the 27th minute went over the horizontal. After change of ends, hosts Bhutan started on a positive note as India hit on the counter. In the 73rd minute, Devneta, after sidestepping her marker, lobbed the ball over the opposition custodian to give India its decisive lead.