On 8th November, WIFA Women’s Football League hosted three matches at the Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai. The first match, commencing at 8:30 AM saw Samuel Football Academy clinch a comfortable victory against Pacangan Football Club. Y Poojitha opened the netting for Samuel FA at the 21st minute. The team ensured a decisive lead within the first half as Priya Shinde doubled the scoring at the 41st minute. As soon as the second half started, Pacangan found the net through Ambika Dange’s effort at the 50th minute. However, Pacangan’s early strike and hopes in the second half were thrashed soon enough by the captain of Samuel FA, Mhasi Paunuo, who scored within a minute to take utmost control over the game. Pacangan failed to bounce back and Paunuo’s second-half strike was enough to gift Samuel FA their consecutive win.
The second game of the day saw South Mumbai United ease past Commandos FC through a commendable 4 goal victory. Gabrielle Soans gave South Mumbai an early lead at the 3rd minute. Team Commandos succumbed to find the net till the first half ended. The initial 45 minutes concluded with Soans’ solitary goal. The second half began with a slow start from both ends. At the 65th minute, Drishti Punjabi was subbed with Kashish Parmar who eventually went on to change the game. The last ten minutes of the match saw South Mumbai pounce on Commandos as they scored thrice. Durga Mhatre scored a reliever at the 81st minute and then Kashish found the net twice at the dying moments of the match.
The final match of the day witnessed PIFA Sports FC romp to a 4 goal victory against Spark FC. Spark FC fielded 10 players due to the unavailability of their full squad. PIFA won an early penalty through which Sibani scored at the 2nd minute. The captain of the team, Dipika increased the lead at the 43rd minute. The first half finished with PIFA leading by two goals. As soon as the second half started, Sasmita Behera scored at the 48th minute. Within a few minutes, Sushmita Lepcha ensured the three points through her effort at the 56th minute which tricked the goalkeeper again. The match ended with a dominant performance from PIFA.
Samuel FA (Y Poojitha 21′ Priya Shinde 41′ Mhasi Paunuo 51′) 3-1 Pacangan Football Club (Ambika Dange)
Commandos FC 0-4 South Mumbai United (Gabrielle Soans 3′ Durga Mhatre 81′ Kashish Parmar 87′ 89′)
Spark FC 0-4 PIFA Sports FC (Sibani Sharma (P) 2′ Dipika 43′ Sushmita Lepcha 56′ Sasmita Behera 48′)Read More »
Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai: The second game of the day hosted Samuel Football Academy against Commandos FC where Samuel FA romped to a massive 9-1 victory. The captain and the player of the match, Mhasi Khonuo Paunuo ran the show as she thumped 4 goals past Commandos FC.
Samuel FA consists of players from different nooks and corners of the country out of which Mhasi is from Nagaland. She opened the scoresheet for Samuel FA at the 21st minute and what followed next was mesmerizing to everyone’s eyes. The first half ended seeing Samuel FA lead by 4 goals. Commandos FA netted a consolation goal through a penalty via Harshada Kalbhor’s effort at the 43rd minute.
The second half started and Samuel FA went on to humiliate and score 5 more goals. “I think we had a good start to the game. We played much better in the second half. Though we have brought in players from different parts of the country, within a short period of time they have bonded very quickly and I’m happy to see how the team performed today. We didn’t get enough time to train as I had many players coming a week earlier from the other states. So their performance is highly satisfactory to me”
We have three matches on 8th November as Pacangan FC play Samuel FA, Commandos FC face South United FC and PIFA Colaba play Spark FC.
Samuel Football Academy (Mhasi Paunuo 11′,18′,45+1′,79′ Poornima Gehlot 26′ Y Poojitha 59′, 81′ , 89′ Priya Shinde 59′ ) 9-1 Commandos FC (Harshada Kalbhor 43′ (P) )Read More »
Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai: In today’s WIFA Women’s Football League fixture, team Spark FC fielded 8 players against Pacangan FC. It was informed that Spark FC had an internal issue due to which the 18-player squad was unavailable.
However, Spark FC’s determination earned them a point as they clinched a draw after being a goal down. The first half saw Pacangan scoring their first goal through Snehal Ghadge strike at the 21st minute. The team maintained the lead and headed to the tunnel with a solitary goal lead at the half time.
The second half kicked off and Pacangan bounced back with an outstanding effort. As soon as the second half commenced, Rhea Deborah Rodrigues found the net within three minutes. “What happened on the field was just outstanding. We fielded 8 players as the others were unavailable due to their prior commitments. Some of them have gone to the India camp, and others have their exams.” said Manuel D’Souza, the Owner of Spark FC. The girls played out for the 90 minutes without having any substitutions.
Technically, Spark FC’s 8 players played against 14 players from the opposition as they utilized all their available substitutions. “I can’t ask more from the girls. Their determination, grit and willingness show how much effort they have put in today. Even if they would have lost the match, I had nothing to complain” quipped Manuel.
These teams consist of players who are playing their first-ever 11-a-side competitive game, and the determination showed by the athletes just portrays the willingness and the dedication of the entire lot.
We have three matches on 8th as Pacangan FC play Samuel FA, Commandos FC face South United FC and PIFA Colaba clash against Spark FC.
Spark FC (Rhea Rodrigues 48′) 1-1 Pacangan Football Club (Snehal Ghadge 21′)Read More »
A goalless affair saw South Mumbai United end on equal terms against Snigmay Football Club in today’s WIFA Women’s Football League fixture.
Both the teams started the match with considerable tempo but eventually succumbed to find the net. Head Coach of Snigmay Football Club, Mr Swapnil Shinde claimed: “It was the first match, they needed this exposure to better their games in the upcoming matches”.
South Mumbai United had their fair bit of chances which they failed to convert. Archita Singh, the goalkeeper of Snigmay Football Club had a great outing as she made several decisive saves. ” Before the start of the match, the coach told me to enjoy my game and just focus on the match. I think his words helped me to perform well” quipped Archita. She described her team played well but they missed on some chances. “This was the first match. As we go forward in the tournament our bonding will strengthen and we will improve eventually” were her concluding words.
Spark FC will face Pacangan FC and Samuel FA play against Commandos FC in tomorrow’s WIFA Women’s Football League fixtures held at the Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai.
South Mumbai United 0-0 Snigmay Football Club
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The second match of the day saw Bodyline SC thump Utkarsh Krida Manch by a massive 8-1 scoreline. Deniese Pereira, who later ran the show for her team, opened the scoresheet at the 7th minute. As she scored, even before Utkarsh Krida Manch could have settled, Reetika increased the lead at the 9th minute. Bodyline had already scored 6 past Utkarsh Krida Manch within the first half in which Deniese scored a hattrick and the other goals came from Ash Mearl D’ Silva and Karen Pais.
As the second half started, Utkarsh Krida Manch improved their style of play and displayed good football. They even scored a consolation goal through Simran Shedge’s strike at the 57th minute. However, her only goal didn’t stop Bodyline from scoring further. Bodyline netted twice in the second half via Kimberly Fernandez and Karen Pais’ efforts.
South Mumbai United FC faces Snigmay FC tomorrow at a Group-B encounter of the WIFA Women’s League held in Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai.
FULL TIME SCORES:
- Utkarsh Krida Manch (Simran 57′) 1-8 Bodyline SC (Deniese 7′, 32′, 36′ Reetika 9′ Ash 13′ Karen 43′, 64′ Kimberly 50′)