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WIFA Women’s Inter District Football Tournament. Mumbai and defending Champions Nagpur knocked out of tournament.

WIFA Women’s Inter District Football Tournament. Mumbai and defending Champions Nagpur knocked out of tournament.

Favorites Mumbai and the defending champions Nagpur knocked out of tournament by Gondia and Buldhana respectively, while Pune and Kolhapur comfortably entered semis.

Kolhapur (Pratiksha Mithari 19’, 25’, Sanika Chaugule 40’) 3-0 Amravati
In the Kolhapur’s attacking game strategy helped them to take the lead in the opening game vs Amravati. A cross from the left flank was converted it into beautiful goal by Pratiksha. Within the difference of 6 minutes Kolhapur got an opportunity in the form of penalty. Pratiksha Mithari converted the penalty to double the lead. Sarika Chaugale adding one more goal late in the game to beat Amravati with 3-0 win.

Pune (Pooja Waghire 9’, 38’, Murial Adam 20’, Ritu Francis 35’, 42’) 5 – 0 Thane
Pune’s excellent attack put them in the strong position with 2 goals in the first half scored by Pooja Waghire, Murial Adam. Pune was unstoppable in the entire game. They continued their attacks and managed to add 3 more goals in the second half. A brace each from Ritu and Pooja helped Pune to beat Thane. Pune entered semis beating Thane with 5-0 win.

Buldhana (Aishwarya Bhonde 24’) 1-0 Nagpur
Match started with good attacking moves from Buldhana side. They started attacking right from the beginning of the game. Though Buldhana’s attacks were stopped by Nagpur’s rock solid defense, Buldhana managed to take lead just before the first half with Aishwarya Bhonde’s powerful volley from center of the box found the back of the net. Buldhana were impressive in attacks taking the lead in first half while in second half they defended well to hold the lead. Buldhana entered the Semifinals with 1-0 win.

Mumbai 0(5)-0(6) Gondia
(Gondia won in Penalty)
Mumbai started with attaching strategy right from the very beginning of the game. Gondia were brilliant in defense as their goalkeeper Khushboo did not allow Mumbai to find a breakthrough. Mumbai were close to scoring a goal on number of times but Gondia’s keeper Khushboo came out with numerous save to deny them. Meanwhile Gondia were successful in stretching the game to Penalty shootout. In penalty shootout, both the team’s goalkeeper saved two attempts and stretched the game to sudden death. In the 10th attempt of penalty shootout, Mumbai’s kick taker shot the ball wide, while Gondia’s Ranu converted her attempt to take the team to Semifinals.

Semi Finals. Dt 22nd June

1. Kolhapur v/s Pune

2. Buldhana V/s Gondia

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WIFA Women’s Inter District Football: Kolhapur, Gondia win big to enter quarterfinals

WIFA Women’s Inter District Football: Kolhapur, Gondia win big to enter quarterfinals

Day 2 of the WIFA organized Women’s Inter District Football Tournament ended with 16 teams facing each other in a knock-out game. Buldhana, Pune, Kolhapur, Amravati, Thane, Mumbai, Gondia and Nagpur entered the next round for Quarter Finals.

Buldhana ( Aishwarya Bhonde 2’, 6’, Dipsika Hiwale 8’, Priti Khare 28’) 4-0 Washim
In the first match of second day, Buldhana started the game with quick goals in the early game, taking 3-0 lead within 8 minutes of play. Aishwarya Bhonde scored brace while Dipsika added the third as Buldana went 3-0 at break. Washim defence improved but they failed to mount a comeback as Buldana knocked them over 4-0 courtesy of a 4th goal from Priti early in the 2nd half.

Pune ( Abhilasha Mehra 14’, Muriel Adam 16’ ) 2-0 Nashik
It was an intense game between Pune and Nashik that was witness of some great defense from both the sides. In first half Pune was better in attacking scoring 2 quick goals to take an early 2-0 lead. In the second half Nashik’s superb defense saved goals but their lack of forward movements hurt them as the game ended up with 0-2 goals. Pune’s brilliant game led them into the next round.

Kolhapur ( Adhika Bhosle 1’, 8’, 19’, 47’, Pratiksha Mithari 2’, 26’, 45’, 50’ , Jyoti Dhere 5’, 13’ ) 10-0 Beed
Kolhapur the team with full of confidence and energy entered in the tournament and became the highest scoring team with 10 goals in a single match. They dominated the opposition team Beed who played their first ever district match. Adhika Bhosle and Pratiksha Mithari were top scorer with 4 goals each as Kolhapur entered the next round in some style.

Amravati ( Namrata Vike 18’, Sonam Mishra 23’, Anisha Kumbre 29’, Ashwini Ganvir 33’ ) 4-0 Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar were brilliant on attacks the other day but failed to maintain the same tempo in today’s match. Amravati impressed with high intensity, skills and energy. In first half both the sides played tremendous game but it was Amravati’s Namrata Vike, Sonam Mishra who succeeded in scoring. Amravati added two more in second half courtesy of Anisha and Ashwini to qualify for the next round.

Thane (Jagruti Moholkar 15’, Nirmity More 16’, Navya Koshi 26’, Paromita Chakravarty ) 4-0 Sangli
Sangli could not stop Thane’s attacking game, who were brilliant in both the sessions. In first half Thane scored back to back goals to take a quick 2-0 lead. After break, Thane continued with the same spirit and bagged 2 more goals. Thane’s strong defence didn’t allow Sangli to come forward while they trampled ahead to score four.

Mumbai (Karan Pais 11’,Riya Sukhdeve 25’, Pranali 33’,Florian 37’) 4 -0 Palghar
One of the crucial matches of the tournament. As both teams Palghar and Mumbai are termed favorites. Mumbai took the early lead in game with some good movement in the attack. Mumbai’s attack as well defense was brilliant as compared to Palghar. Mumbai bagged couple of goals in first half and continued the second half with same energy and added two more goals to beat Palghar with the difference of 4 goals. Palghar attacks failed to break a resolute Mumbai defence as they failed to score any.

Gondia (Heena 6’, Trupti 10’, 34’, 36’ , Aishwarya 14’ , Archana 40’) 6-0 Aurangabad
Gondola’s consistency in attack and Aurangabad’s deficiency in defence turned the game in Gondia’s favor right from the start as they have made it 3-0 within the first 15 minutes of the game. Trupti stared for Gondia with a well deserved hat-trick while Aishwarya, Archana and Heena added three more to the tally.

Nagpur ( Bobby Gedam 8’, 43’ ) 2-0 Dhule
In this last game before quarter finals, Goals from Bobby Gedam either side of the game gave Nagpur a comfortable 2-0 win over Dhule. The latter lacked in their forward attack while their defense did a decent job to restrict the goals to just two.

  1. Quarter Final Matches Dt. 22nd June
    1. Kolhapur v/s Amravati
    2. Thane v/s Pune
    3. Buldhana v/s Nagpur
    4. Mumbai v/s Gondia
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Gondia, Buldhana qualify for next round of Women’s Inter-District Football Tournament

Gondia, Buldhana qualify for next round of Women’s Inter-District Football Tournament

Earlier today at Jalgaon, WIFA (Western India Football Association) Inter-District Football Tournament got underway. A total of four games were contested today, where Ahmednagar, Thane, Buldhana and Gondia entered next round.

Ahmednagar 0(4) – 0(2) Wardha
Despite the tremendous performance by both the teams neither side could manage to score the goal due to some good defense from both sides. Match ended in goalless draw and headed for penalty shoot. Ahmednagar managed to bag 4 goals where as Wardha could score only 2 as the former entered the next round

Thane (Paromita Chakravarty 22’) 1(3)-1(2) Jalgaon( Monu Ghule 41’)
In the second match between Thane and home team Jalgaon, Thane opened the scoring midway through the first half as they got an opportunity via penalty kick. Early in the game a lackluster Jalgaon allowed Thane too many chances that the latter failed to capitalise on. In the dying minutes, Jalgaon backed themselves into the game and after a brilliant save by their goalkeeper to keep them in the game, a counter attack move by the host was well finished off by Monu Ghule to bring the score on level terms. The match resulted in a draw and entered into penalty shoot. Thane scored 3 whereas Jalgaon could convert only 2.

Buldhana (Aishwarya Ubahande 12’, Aishwarya Bhonde 26’, Nikita Nakade 34’ and Nikita Jadhav 35’) 4-0 Satara
From the beginning of the game Buldhana dominated Satara. Aishwarya Ubahande opened the scoring with subtle finaih in the 12th minute. Aishwarya Bhonde, Nikita Kakde and Nikita Jadhav added three more goals to the tally to end the game at 4-0 scoreline as Buldhana entered the next round.

Gondia ( Archana 45’ and Heena 47’ ) 2-0 Yavatmal
In the last game between Gondia and Yavatmal, after a goalless first half, Gondia pushed hard for goals to enter the next round. Archana and Captain Heena from Gondia made it possible late in the game as they converted their chances to end the game 2-0 scoring minutes before the match came to an end.

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Jalgaon to host WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship from June 20

Defending champions Nagpur will be looking to hold on to their WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship as they get ready for the new season.Defending champions Nagpur will be looking to hold on to their WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship as they get ready for the new season.The latest edition of WIFA Inter-district’s Women’s Championship will be held in Jalgaon and run from June 20th to 25th. 

Defending champions Nagpur will be looking to hold on to their WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship as they get ready for the new season.

This year, a total of 24 district teams from across Maharashtra will be participating in the tournament, which will be played on a knockout basis. The participating teams are:

Nagpur, Dhule, Satara, Washim, Latur, Buldana, Solapur, Aurangabad, Yavatmal, Mumbai, Palghar, Gondia, Bhandara, Kolhapur, Beed, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Parbhani, Amravati, Sangli, Nashik, Thane, Jalgaon and Pune.

Last year, in a memorable Championship, Tournament’s two underdog teams made it to the final which was contested between Kolhapur and Nagpur. In the semi-finals, both Nagpur and Kolhapur showed gritty determination to take the game to shoot-out and defeated favourites Mumbai and Pune’s to enter the finals. In the tournament finale, after an intense normal time couldn’t produce a result, Nagpur edged Kolhapur 4-3 on penalty shootout to lift the trophy. 

The 2019 edition of the tournament commences from June 20 with 8 games being played on the day. The knockout will continue the next day where the Pre-quarter-finals will be held. The semi final will played on 24th while the title clash will be held a day later on June 25th.

Defending champions Nagpur will be looking to hold on to their WIFA Inter-District Women’s Championship as they get ready for the new season.


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Santosh Trophy: Maharashtra 5-0 Sikkim

Santosh Trophy: Maharashtra 5-0 Sikkim

Maharashtra comprehensively defeated Sikkim 5-0 in their last group stage game of the ongoing Santosh Trophy 2019 in Ludhiana (Punjab) to stay in contention of reaching the next round. It was indeed a great outing for Rithesh Inumula’s side who left no stones unturned to pick up their form when it mattered the most.

After going winless in the first two games against Karnataka and Assam, Maharashtra bounced back with a 2-1 win over Punjab which laid the foundation to today’s victory against Sikkim. Aman Gaikwad opened the scoring in the first-half before Leander Dharmai and Vinod Pandey chipped in one goal each to put Maharashtra 3-0 up at the break.

Maharashtra’s top-scorer Arif Shaikh continued his red-hot form by adding two more goals in the second-half, making it six goals in just four games. This ruthless display helped Maharashtra to improve their goal-difference as they have already put their one foot in the next round with Karnataka vs Punjab all set to be contested later today in Ludhiana.

Santosh Trophy 2019 (Group B Standings)

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