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KRYHPSA goes large against IG Academy, Rising Student qualify for SF, ESU even with Sethu

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Gokulam Kerala are virtually out of the next round as Rising Student club wins.

Rising Student Club defeated India Rush SC 2-0 in a group stage match of the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya today (April 08, 2018).

A Pyari Xaxa strike in the 37th minute and Jabamani Tudu’s 42nd-minute header helped Rising Student Club to register an easy win over their opponents and grab three points from the fixture.

Although the match was slow to get off from the start, Rising Student Club, the more dominant team in the early minutes pressed and squeezed India Rush SC’s defence line. In the 26th minute, Sanju’s tap-in from a Pyari Xaxa cross ran into opposition defence as Rising Student upped the ante.

In the 37th minute, Pyari Xaxa’s rasping shot found the back of the net to give Rising Student Club a solitary goal lead. That lead was doubled five minutes after when Jabamani Tudu leapt higher than her defending marker and headed home from a corner kick to give Rising Student Club a comfortable position. The half-time scoreline read 2-0.

Changing over, Rising Student Club continued their attacking momentum and kept badgering at the India Rush SC goal. Dominating possession, Rising Student Club cajoled goal scoring opportunities but lack of being clinical in front of goal failed to add gloss to the scoreline.

In the 61st minute, Pyari Xaxa almost extended Rising Student Club’s lead but the opposing custodian saved her shot from inside the box after a cross from the left flank.

India Rush SC tried to minimize the deficit but chances came few and seldom. In the 74th minute, Smriti Girish’s shot from inside the box was deflected off Rising Student Club bodies and cleared away.

Rising Student Club tried to extend their lead via Sanju in the 80th minute but her shot from a tight angle was easily saved by the opposing custodian. The full-time scoreline read 2-0 in Rising Student Club’s favour.

Eastern Sporting Union were forced to a stalemate against Sethu FC

Eastern Sporting Union were held to a 1-1 draw by SETHU FC in a group stage match of the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya on April 08, 2018.

Ranjibala Devi’s early strike was cancelled out by Indumathi’s 14th-minute goal as both teams qualify for the semi-finals of the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League, whilst sharing points.

Eastern Sporting Union decided to attack from the opening minutes of the match and Kamala Devi’s header in the 4th minute was saved by the opposing custodian. ESU had not to wait for long to take the lead as in the very next minute Ranjibala’s magnificent attempt found the back of the net.

Ranjibala volleyed a cross from the left flank into the back of the net in the first attempt from inside the box as ESU took the lead in the 5th minute. The lead however, did not last very long as SETHU FC equalized proceedings in the 14th minute courtesy of Indumathi’s strike from between the legs of Panthoi.

The volatile opening minutes were followed by battle for possession in the midfield and both teams cancelled each other out for much of the remaining time of the first half. Chances came for ESU but their forwards could not make the most out of it. The half-time scoreline read 1-1.

Changing over, ESU tried to adopt an attacking momentum and almost succeeded in scoring in the 48thminute when Mandakini Devi’s attempt from inside the box was saved by the opposing custodian.

Shortly after, Kamala Devi burst onto goal and rounded up the goalkeeper but the referee called the play offside as ESU searched for the decisive goal. Relying on counter-attacks SETHU FC tried to stretch ESU’s defence but could not create clear goal scoring opportunities.

The full-time scoreline read 1-1 as both teams shared the spoils of battle.


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KRYHPSA decimated Indira Gandhi Academy for Sports and Education 10-1 in a group stage match of the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya today on April 08, 2018.

Four goals each by Ratanbala Devi and Bala Devi accompanied by a Dangmei Grace brace led KRYHPSA to an easy win in a one-sided match, which was dominated by the team from the opening minutes of the match.

In the 2nd minute itself, Dangmei Grace opened the floodgates when she found the net to give KRYHPSA the lead. Shortly after in the 17th minute, Bala Devi’s rasping shot found the back of the net to give KRYHPSA a comfortable lead.

Two goals by Ratanbala Devi in the 35th minute and in the added extra time of the first half enabled KRYHPSA to take a comfortable lead as they led 4-0 at half-time.

The onslaught continued in the second half and Bala Devi quickly found the net in the 47th minute to make it 5-0, before Indira Gandhi Academy pulled a goal back through Pradeepa Sekar in the 63rd minute.

A flurry of goals followed thereafter. Ratanbala Devi completed her hattrick in the 64th minute, Dangmei Grace who proved to be a menace for the opposing defence added the second goal to her tally in the 66thminute and Ratanbala Devi once again found the net in the 69th minute to make the scoreline read 8-1.

Bala Devi’s 73rd and 89th minute strike added more gloss to the scoreline as the full-time scoreline read 10-1 in KRYHPSA’s favour.

Published: Sun Apr 08, 2018 08:46 PM IST

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