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Sethu FC steamroll Bangalore United in Indian Women's League

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Sabitra Bhandari opened the scoring for the winning side.

Sethu FC completed a dominant performance against Bangalore United FC at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, on Wednesday, defeating the latter by a margin of 3-0.

Sethu's Nepali strikers Sabitra Bhandari and Anita Basnet were on the scorers’, netting the first and the third goals of the match. However, it was India international Sandhiya, who’s brilliant display on the wings, and a first half goal, that earned her the Player of the Match award.

Sethu were dominant from the very start, and Sabitra Bhandari continued her brilliant form to score the first goal of the match on the 11th minute. This goal takes Bhandari to the top of the scorer’s charts with five goals from two games.

She looked sharp, and displayed great awareness in linking-up with Dangmei Grace, Sandhiya, and Ratanbala Devi. The Nepal International netted a second goal in the first half, but it was given off-side.


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With a few aminutes of the first half left, Sandhiya also joined in on the act, as she finished off a smooth move by Sethu.

The second half continued much in the same vein, as Sethu hogged possession of the ball, and barely allowed their opponents to set up any counter attacks. Their efforts finally paid off, when second half substitute, Basnet, who came on for Bhandari, got on to a rebound, sold a dummie and rounded Bangalore keeper Crystal Ann to score into an empty net.

Sethu FC 3 (Sabitra Bhandari 11’, Sandhiya 42’, Anita Basnet 75’)

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Published: Wed May 08, 2019 12:34 PM IST

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