After six rounds of action, Gokulam Kerala are the table-toppers in the IWL

With the state of Odisha on high alert for the cyclone that is estimated to hit the state on May 10, the Indian Women’s League Round 7 fixtures will now be held on May 8 and 9 respectively.

The change in dates have been agreed upon after discussions between the IWL Local Organising Committee (LOC) and representatives from the 12 clubs involved.

“As the entire eastern coast of the country is preparing for the cyclone, we have decided to take a safety-first approach to reschedule the matches that were to take place in Round 7 of the IWL.

“While we want to move forward with the league at all times, the safety of the teams and of those working around them comes first in our view,” said AIFF CEO of Leagues and Development.

Rescheduled Fixtures:

May 8:

Mata Rukmani FC vs ARA FC, Capital Ground, 3.30 PM IST

PIFA Sports FC vs Sethu FC, 7th Battalion Ground, 3.30 PM IST

Sports Odisha vs Odisha Police, Kalinga Stadium, 7.30 PM IST

May 9:

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Indian Arrows, Capital Ground, 3.30 PM IST

Sirvodem SC vs SSB Women FC, 7th Battalion Ground, 3.30 PM IST

Hans Women FC vs Kickstart FC, Kalinga Stadium, 7.30 PM IST

Scenario till now

After six rounds of fascinating display, Gokulam Kerala lead the chart with 18 points. They have scored 45 goals so far and have conceded just once. Moreover, two of their players, Manisha Kalyan and Elshaddai Acheampong have 11 goals each under their belt and are the current top scorers in the competition.

Sethu FC too, are with equal points but the goal difference keeps them shy of the top spot. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the table sees Mata Rukmani Football Club and Sirvodem Sports Club with three and a single point respectively. Hans Women Football Club, who are at the extreme bottom of the table are yet to open their tally.

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