Monday, February 10, 2020

Sabitra Bhandari double inspires Gokulam Kerala to Hero IWL final

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Gokulam Kerala FC reached the Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) final with a stunning 3-0 win in the second semi-final, dethroning defending champions Sethu FC at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Monday (February 10, 2020). 

Manisha Kalyan broke the deadlock with a brilliant free-kick before Sabitra Bhandari added the second a minute before half-time. The Nepal international rubberstamped Gokulam’s place in the final by adding a third goal late in the second half.  

Gokulam Kerala are now set to play their maiden IWL final, where they will be taking on Manipur’s KRYPHSA FC. 

The Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) final between KRYPHSA FC (Manipur) and Gokulam Kerala (Kerala) will take place on Friday (14 February, 2020) at the Bangalore Football Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 2:00 PM IST.

Ratanbala brace helps KRYPHSA reach Hero IWL final

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Manipur-based Kangchup Road Young Physical and Sports Association (KRYPHSA) FC reached their maiden Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) final after a 3-1 win over Mumbai’s Kenkre FC in the first semi-final at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Monday (February 10, 2020). 

Ratanbala Devi scored a brace to fire KRYPHSA into a 2-0 lead before Jyoti pulled one back in stunning fashion for Kenkre. Roja Devi added Kryphsa’s third in the second half, which served as an insurance goal to see them through. 

Ratanbala Devi was adjudged to be the Hero of the Match for her match-winning brace.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Kenkre enter Hero IWL semifinal with win over BUFC, Sandhiya's four-goal haul takes Sethu too to semis

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Kenkre FC booked their place in the semi-finals of the 4th Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) after registering a 2-1 win over local outfit BUFC in their final Group B fixture at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Thursday (February 06, 2020).

Kenkre’s Asha Kumari opened the scoring before Techi Akung doubled their advantage. Amulya Kamal pulled one back for Bangalore, but that served as nothing more than a consolation. 

Earlier today, defending champions Sethu FC too confirmed their place in the semifinals in style after registering a dominant 6-0 victory over Baroda Football Academy.

Sethu’s Sandhiya had a clinical afternoon in front of goal, bagging four, with Amsavalli and Karthika adding the remaining two.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Kickstart cruise to four-goal win over BBK DAV, KRYPHSA edge past Kolhapur to maintain perfect record

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KRYPHSA FC, having already qualified for the Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) semi-finals, maintained their winning run and wrapped up a perfect record in Group A by seeing off FC Kolhapur City by a goal to nil (1-0) at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Wednesday. 

Ratanbala Devi scored what turned out to be the winner in the 19th minute.

Earlier today, Kickstart FC registered a solid 4-0 victory over BBK DAV in their last Hero Indian 
Women’s League (IWL) Group A fixture as both teams close out their campaign.

The match was thoroughly dominated by the Karnataka side, with the result never looking in doubt. Mamta’s free-kick from about 30 yards rattled the crossbar, much to BBK’s momentary relief.
The writing had been on the wall for a while and the deadlock was broken in the 40th minute by Mona, who finish to a speculative cross caught Radhika Khodre in goal off-guard as it gently rolled past her.

Just a minute later, another cross paid dividend and it was Kavya P. this time with a clinical header to double the advantage going into the break.

Kickstart earned a penalty in the 57th minute for a handball and despite Renu’s conversion from 12 yards, the goal was ruled out for an infringement by a flurry of Kickstart shirts.

She got her goal, however, in the 83rd minute with a fine solo effort, going past three BBK DAV defenders all by herself before slotting it to the keeper’s right.

Kavya P added her second to make it 4-0 in the 90th minute and finished off the game in style.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Kolhapur defeat Baroda to register first win, Kenkre ride on Soumya's brace to overcome Sreebhumi

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FC Kolhapur City registered their first Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) victory of the season after overcoming Baroda Football Academy by a 2-0 score line at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Monday (February 3, 2020).

Lhingneilam Kipgen opened Kolhapur’s account on the 24th minute before Subhadra Sahu put them in cruise control on the 70th-minute mark. 

Kenkre FC moved a step closer towards rubberstamping their place in the semi-finals by registering a 3-1 victory over Bengal’s Sreebhumi FC.

Skipper Soumya Guguloth scored a brace before Aarti pulled one back for Sreebhumi to make it anyone’s game. Asha Kumari added a third early in the second half for Kenkre and allowed them to sail on the two-goal cushion towards three points.