Monthly Archives August 2017

IWL: Manisha and Mamta’s brilliance gives Kenkre FC their first win

IWL: Manisha and Mamta’s brilliance gives Kenkre FC their first win
26th August 2017, Mumbai: On the 5th day of WIFA Women’s League – Indian Women’s League (IWL), a brilliant second-half display against Football School of India (FSI) gave Kenkre FC their first win of the campaign.
Football School of India (FSI) made a terrific start as they kept on attacking to break the deadlock. Kenkre FC who has, so far, not played up to their mark didn’t have a good first-half.
Midway into the first-half, FSI broke the deadlock when Pooja Dhamal danced past couple of defenders to slot it past Kenkre FC’s goalkeeper. Kenkre’s defense stood still as a moment of brilliance from Pooja completely stunned them.
As compared to first-half, Kenkre FC displayed a contrasting performance in the second and in some style. FSI who was touted as the favorites now was at the receiving end.
One of Kenkre’s most consistent performer in this campaign, Manisha, received the ball possession on the left-flank. She looked up at the target and unleashed a curling drive which sailed past FSI’s goalkeeper. The game was suddenly on.

Manisha’s goal made it 1-1 and the pressure was now on FSI. With minutes away for the full-time, Kenkre FC finally completed their comeback when Striker Mamta’s deflected shot went in the back of the net to give the girls in yellow a 2-1 lead. Kenkre FC stood firm and composed in the dying minutes to record their first win of the campaign.

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IWL Preliminary Round – Standings as of 23rd August 2017

IWL Preliminary Round – Standings as of 23rd August 2017

The ongoing Indian Women’s League (IWL) Preliminary Round has garnered lots of appreciation for its part in contributing towards Women’s Football development in the city of dreams. After a successful WIFA Women’s Championship two months back, Western India Football Association – WIFA took the initiative to organize the IWL preliminary round to set up yet another huge platform for Women’s Footballers.

The IWL went underway on 14th August 2017 at Cooperage Stadium and it’s set to be played until 1st October 2017. Here is the breakdown of the standings after the completion of six matches:

Rush Soccer is leading the IWL Preliminary Round standing with six points after winning both of their matches against PIFA Sports and Football School of India (FSI), respectively. They met PIFA Sports in their opening match on 16th August at Cooperage.

Rush got off to a great start as they overcame a strong PIFA side 5-0, courtesy of twin strike by Jyoti Kumar and Deepika Singh with Nishu Singh also getting on the scoresheet. In their second game against Football School of India (FSI), they continued from where they had left. Ritu Singh, Deepika Singh, and Nishu Singh scored one each to complete a fine win and end up as the table topper after the completion of Matchday 4.

Football Leaders Academy is second in the table after notching up one win and losing the other one in two games. They have scored a total of 10 goals so far, of which nine have been scored in their first match against Kenkre FC where they had won 9-1.

Shimona Saldhana and substitute Reshmi Kumari scored a brilliant hat-trick to help Football Leaders Academy snatch all three points from Kenkre FC. Although, FLA had to suffer a defeat the hands of Bodyline SC in their second game.

Bodyline SC’s star forward Bhagyashree Dalvi and Signorina Thapa combined well to register a 4-1 thumping victory at Cooperage. After losing their first match against Football School of India (FSI), a fantastic response from Bodyline SC has surely made the competition more exciting.

After Rush, Football Leaders Academy, Bodyline, it is Football School of India (FSI) in the fourth position. In the opening game of the campaign against Bodyline SC, a lone goal by Jyoti Mehra did the trick for FSI. In their second game though, FSI lost 3-1 to Rush.

PIFA Sports is 5th, whereas, Kenkre FC is at the bottom of the table with no points in their two matches. After losing out to Rush Soccer in their opening game, PIFA Sports made a remarkable comeback in their second match against Kenkre FC where a goal each by Shibani Sharma, Rani Bhawmick and Namrata Thakur proved enough to defeat their counterpart. For Kenkre, Mamta has been performing brilliantly so far. She could turn out to be the game changer in their upcoming matches.

Here are the standings as of 23rd August 2017:

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Rush Soccer and PIFA Sports triumphs on Matchday 4

Rush Soccer and PIFA Sports triumphs on Matchday 4

21st August 2017, Mumbai: On the fourth day of Indian Women’s League (IWL) Preliminary Round at Cooperage Stadium, Rush Soccer, and PIFA Sports displayed excellent performance to win their match against Football School of India (FSI) and Kenkre FC, respectively.

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Riding on Bhagyashree Dalvi’s hat-trick, Bodyline SC wins 4-1

Riding on Bhagyashree Dalvi’s hat-trick, Bodyline SC wins 4-1

18th August 2017, Mumbai: The third matchday of the ongoing Indian Women’s League (IWL) commenced today at Cooperage Stadium. Bodyline SC made a strong comeback after their opening day defeat as a neat hat-trick by Bhagyashree Dalvi sealed the game 4-1 at Cooperage Stadium.

Football Leaders Academy who managed to score nine goals in their previous game never really manage to threatened Bodyline’s backline. It took FLA’s counterpart only 10 minutes to break the deadlock.
Bhagyashree Dalvi was set up through on goal who calmly managed to slight past FLA’s custodian Shreeya Yadav.
Midway into the first-half, FLA had two quick back to back chances to level the score. First, Lian Matthews attempt from forty-yards almost sailed past Bodyline’s Goalkeeper Josline D’Souza. Minutes later, Kashmira Vazirani also tried her luck from distance.
She came as close as Lian. Kashmira’s effort rattled the bar before Shimona Saldhana blasted the rebound over the bar. These misses turned out to be the focal point of the match.
A few minutes later, Bhagyashree doubled the lead after Reetika Sahani set her up with a pinpoint through ball. Bhagyashree completed her hat-trick just before half-time after linking up brilliantly with Signorina Thapa.
The second-half was all about misses unless Bhagyashree and Signorina linked up, yet again. Bombarding from the right-wing, Bhagyashree’s swerving cross was comfortably tapped in by Signorina which completed an impressive move for Bodyline SC.
Bodyline’s defense was finally breached. Tara Khatoon scored the goal for Football Leaders Academy in the dying minutes which proved nothing but a consolation goal.
Hat-trick hero Bhagyashree Dalvi who also assisted the fourth goal was named as the Player Of The Match.

Football Leaders Academy (FLA) headed towards the match on the back of a fine 9-1 win over Kenkre FC in their opening game, whereas, Bodyline SC had to suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Football School of India (FSI).

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Kolhapur’s Kole- Hatti- Shanmugam Trophy ( 8th Edition) School Football Tournament

Kolhapur’s Kole- Hatti- Shanmugam Trophy ( 8th Edition) School Football Tournament

Sir Kole- Hatti- Shanmugam Trophy ( 8th Edition) School Football Tournament was successfully completed. New Horizon School were the Winners of U-14 & U-17 Categories. 32 teams & 500+ kids participated in the tournament which lasted 3 days and was played under rains at M.D. Shershit Vidyalaya Ground.

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Football Leaders Academy thumb Kenkre FC 9-1

Football Leaders Academy thumb Kenkre FC 9-1

14th August 2017, Mumbai: After Football School of India (FSI) shocked Bodyline SC 1-0 in the opening game, Football Leaders Academy made a strong statement after defeating Kenkre FC 9-1 at Cooperage Stadium on Monday evening.

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Jyoti Mehra’s lone strike give FSI a hard-fought win against Bodyline SC

Jyoti Mehra’s lone strike give FSI a hard-fought win against Bodyline SC
14th August 2017, Mumbai: In the opening match of WIFA (Western India Football Association) Women’s League – Indian Women’s League (IWL) preliminary round, Football School of India (FSI) faced Bodyline SC at Cooperage Stadium.
In what turned out to be a rain-disrupted match, Football School of India (FSI) displayed grit and determination to overcome Bodyline SC 1-0, courtesy of Jyoti Mehra’s strike in the 55th minute.
Both the sides started off brightly right from the kick-off. An end to end match made sure the spectators are glued to their seats.
Midway into the first-half, Bodyline SC was awarded a penalty after a brilliant counter attacking move. Experienced midfielder Aditi Shetty stepped up but only to see her penalty brilliantly saved by FSI Goalkeeper Ankita Shinde.
FSI’s Captain Pranali Shetty had a brilliant game. The number 10 made a number of key passes and dictated the play from the midfield. The first-half ended 0-0 with both the sides missing key chances towards the end of the half.
The second-half turned out to be quite entertaining. Superb saves, brilliant moves, injuries, and of course, the deciding goal.
The Bodyline SC’s trio of Rhea Rodrigues, Kimberly Fernandez and Karen Pais had a decent game but couldn’t break into FSI’s strong defence.
In the 55th minute, FSI’s Jyoti Mehra received a long ball on the right flank. The number 9 took the advantage of the on-rushing Bodyline SC goalkeeper to lob over her to make it 1-0.
Later in the second-half, Karen Pais’ pinpoint through ball was brilliantly cleared by FSI Custodian Ankita Shetty. FSI’s defence stood firm and strong to take all three points and kick-start their campaign on a winning note.
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Maharashtra Mission 1 Million – The Football Movement

Maharashtra Mission 1 Million – The Football Movement

FIFA U 17 World Cup will be the first of its kind FIFA tournament not only in India but all the Indian sub-continent. Not only Indian football world, but all the sports fraternity is gearing up for this historic event. Prime Minister Honourable Shri Narendra Modiji has appealed the nation to kick-off ‘Sports Movement’ on the sidelines of FIFA U 17 Football World Cup to be organized during 6th to 28th October 2017.

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AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 21st to 25th August 2017

AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 21st to 25th August 2017

New AIFF D License Course – 21st to 25th August 2017 @ Cooperage Football Stadium, Mumbai

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AIFF D License Course – 26th to 30th June 2017 – Results

AIFF D License Course – 26th to 30th June 2017 – Results

The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 26th to 30th June 2017 batch held at Cooperage Football Stadium, Mumbai.

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