24th June 2017: In the second match of Group A – WIFA (Western India Football Association) Women’s Championship, Bodyline SC produced a magnificent attacking display by thumping United Poona SA 7-0 at Cooperage Stadium to start their campaign on a positive note.
United Poona SA who came into this match on the back of a 3-2 victory against Podar International yesterday, couldn’t match Bodyline’s brilliance and had to suffer a major setback which can turn out to be fatal in the race to qualify for the semis.
Bodyline SC’s striker Karen Pais netted a fine hat-trick, followed by Reetika Sahani’s brace. Kimberley Fernandez and Juhi Shah also got on the scoresheet.
It took Karen just four minutes to open the scoring which allowed Bodyline SC to take control of the match proceedings and deliver a major blow to their counterpart.
United Poona SA could have leveled the score couple of minutes later when Aishwarya Balapure missed a glorious one-on-one chance after dancing past three Bodyline’s defenders.
In the 17th minute, Bodyline SC increased their lead by two goals after Juhi Shah set up Reetika Sahani whose shot got deflected in by UPSA’s defender Dattatrya Bhegade. Two minutes later, Aditi Shetty’s pinpoint pass found Karen who comfortably made it 3-0.
Just before the half-time, things got worse for United Poona SA as Kimberley Fernandez’s terrific strike made it 4-0 for the Mumbai-based club.
Five minutes into the second-half, Karen Pais completed her hat-trick with a sublime goal which made her the first player to register a hat-trick in WIFA Women’s Championship.
Bodyline’s midfield was all over the place. They comprehensively dominated the final third too which left UPSA helpless. The sixth goal came in the 42nd minute when Reetika’s close range effort found the back of the net.
In the closing stages of the match, Bodyline was awarded a penalty. Juhi Shah stepped up and scored the final and seventh goal to complete a fine victory over United Poona SA.Read More »
24th June 2017: After suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of United Poona SA, Kolhapur’s side Podar International registered a comprehensive 5-0 win against Rahul FC in the Group ‘A’ clash of WIFA (Western India Football Association) Women’s Championship at Cooperage Stadium on Saturday morning.
After Bodyline’s Karen Pais netted a hat-trick in the previous match, Podar International’s Pranali Chauhan also scored a hat-trick to lead her side to victory against Rahul FC. Unlike yesterday’s match against United Poona SA, Podar didn’t commit the same mistake and improved where they were actually lacking.
Podar kept the majority of the ball possession and dictated the play all the way from their backline. The first goal came in the 15th minute when Pranali Chauhan’s low shot comprehensively went past Rahul FC’s goalkeeper Sonakshi Bhutani. Nine minutes later, Pranali once against punished Rahul FC’s defense with a sublime goal to increase Podar’s lead by two goals.
If not for Sonakshi Bhutani (Rahul FC goalkeeper), they would have easily conceded a lot more. But even Sonakshi’s reflexes couldn’t stop Pranali’s brilliance. Midway into the second-half, Pranali completed her hat-trick with a superb strike from inside the box.
In the dying minutes, Yashshree Deshmukh and Aditi Patil scored one each to complete a fine 5-0 win and bounce back from their earlier defeat.Read More »
Mumbai, June 23: Riding on Aishwarya Ashutosh’s twin strikes, United Poona SA, Pune managed to record a narrow 3-2 win against Poddar International, Kolhapur in the opening Group-A league match of the WIFA Women’s Football Championship, which is being conducted as part of the FIFA-AIFF State Development Project, at the Cooperage ground on Friday. Dhanashree Sunil got the other goal for the Pune side, while Yashashree Pramod and Jyoti Shivaji scored a goal each in the second half for the Kolhapur team.Read More »
Mumbai: With less than a day to go for WIFA (Western India Football Association) Women’s Championship, the preparation has already started ahead of a 15-day showdown which will be played at the iconic Cooperage Stadium.
Over eight clubs are participating from four districts. Bodyline SC and Aadhar Pratishtan (Mumbai), United Poona SA and Pune City FC (Pune), Poddar International and KSA Women’s FC (Kolhapur) and Tirpude College and Tulip FC (Nagpur) are the eight teams participating.
Two months ago, as a part of FIFA-AIFF State Development Project, WIFA Youth Championship was initiated. It received huge appreciation from the Mumbai Football fraternity and by the looks of it, the upcoming Women’s Championship might go on the same path.
Here are the 5 things which will make WIFA Women’s Championship unique and successful.
- Live Streaming on Facebook – Over 15 matches will be telecast live on Facebook which is a terrific and effective initiative to interact with the followers who are not present in the stadium. It will also make everyone aware of the Women’s Championship. Followers across all the four participating districts (Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur and Nagpur) can stream the match.
- Photography – Photos of the match will be posted on Social Media where the players can easily access and download the pictures.
- Social Media Coverage – Apart from Facebook, the followers can get live updates from Twitter and Instagram as well.
- Online Portal – Match Preview, Match Report, Interviews and rest of the articles regarding Women’s Championship will be posted on http://www.wifa.in.
- Print Media Coverage – Reports will be published in leading newspapers of Mumbai.