20th January 2019, Palghar: As we are nearing towards the final stages of Sub-Junior Girls Championship, the competitiveness and intensity are heating up here at Palghar District.
Pune District and Nagpur District played out a mouth-watering semi-final clash where the latter triumphed in the penalty shootout, whereas, Kolhapur District and Mumbai District won their respective games to set up an anticipating semi-final encounter on Monday.Read More »
On what was probably the lowest scoring day of the 2019 Wifa Inter-district Championship Sub-Junior Girls the three games only had 10 goals being scored among them
An anomaly given the goal-rush that happened during the first three days!
The 2019 Wifa Inter-District Championship Sub-Junior Girls is hosted by the Western India Football Association (WIFA) and Palghar FA. A clutch of teams from Maharashtra are vying for top-spot in what is essentially a knock-out format.
Thane’s 4-1 win against Beed was the highlight of the day. Excellent ball-distribution and team chemistry was Thane’s USP as they swept Beed aside. Early goals from Jhanvi Dhale and Vaishnavi Pokale seemed to have made it a no-contest. But Beed fought back after Sanchita Dinkar scored in the dying minutes of the first-half. Harshita Balakrishnan and Jhanvi Dhale struck late in the second-half to complete the formalities for Thane.
Thane – 4 (Jhanvi Dhale (2’, 49’), Vaishnavi Pokale (7’), Harshita Balakrishnan (41’) beat Beed – 1 (Sanchita Dinkar (23’))
The second game was ‘Battle of the Orange’ as Kolhapur downed a stubborn Ahmednagar. Though both teams battled it out physically still Kolhapur had the firepower to score thrice. Two goals from Samrudhi Katkole in either half coupled with Sanika Patil’s goal sealed the deal for Kolhapur. Two great saves from the custodian was the sole positive for Ahmednagar. It allowed them to not lose by a wider margin.
Kolhapur – 3 (Samrudhi Katkole (10’, 48’), Sanika Patil (46’) beat Ahmednagar – 0
Nashik dumped out Palghar with a superb team performance in the third and final game. Grishma Kothari was the star for Nashik as her two goals in either half gave them a 2-0 win. Nashik completely shut out Jenita Jaison and Arrchie D’souza to nullify Palghar’s attacking threat. Kothari’s first was a composed finish from the edge of the area while the second was a lob curled over the keeper into the net. Nashik defended well and scored when it mattered most to grab a deserving win.
Nashik – 2 (Grishma Kothari (21’, 33’) beat Palghar – 0
Though Day 4 was a low-key affair still we do hope to see loads of goals, solo efforts and glorious moments come Day 5 of the 2019 Wifa Inter-District Championship Sub-Junior Girls.Read More »
Pune juggernaut marches on while Raigad win hearts.
Though Pune continued with their goal-scoring spree it was Raigad who won hearts on Day 3.
The 2019 Wifa Inter-District Championship Sub-Junior Girls is hosted by the Western India Football Association (WIFA) and Palghar FA. A clutch of teams from Maharashtra are vying for top-spot in what is essentially a knockout format.Read More »
It rained goals as Pune and Nagpur scored 17 between themselves to enthrall fans at the PDTSA Ground on Thursday. The 2019 WIFA Inter-District Championship Sub-Junior Girls is hosted by the Western India Football Association (WIFA). A clutch of teams from Maharashtra is vying for top spot in what is essentially a knockout format.
Day 2 of the tournament bested the opening day in terms of the number of goals scored by the winners and losers. Nineteen goals were scored by the winners with the losers only scoring once. The opening day had a combined total of 12 goals by the winners and one from the losing side! Three games were played — the same as the opening day.
The second day (unlike the first) went without any glitches. The second game was the best as Pune obliterated Amravati 12-0. Urvi Salunkhe scored four goals. Amravati was pinned in their own half throughout the game. Salunkhe’s first and fourth goal – both curled past the keeper – was a joy to watch. Four of Pune’s goals came within the 12th and 16th minute.
Pune – 12 (Urvi Salunkhe (4), Radhika Puranik (2), Piyusha Narke (2), Zahra Unwala (1), Sapna Rajpure (1), Varda Kannal (1), Purva Gaikwad (1)) beat Amravati – 0
Buldana had a shocker as they went down 2-1 to Solapur in the first game. Despite not having the lion’s share of possession Solapur scored when it mattered most. Sakshi Hiwale scored off a second-half penalty for Buldana but by then it was too late. First-half goals from Diksha Ghodge and Saniya Khan ensured that Solapur had the game in the bag. Khan’s was the goal of the game as she lobbed over the keeper with her back to goal.
Solapur – 2 (Diksha Ghodge (1) and Saniya Khan (1) beat Buldana – 1 (Sakshi Hiwale (1))
The third game between Nagpur and Jalgaon witnessed a goal spree. Nagpur eased to a 5-0 win partly helped by an injury to Jalgaon’s regular goalkeeper Rucha Jagtap. Jalgaon was powerless to avoid defeat despite the best efforts of stand-in keeper Vaishnavi Koshti. Muskan Upadhyay and Sneha Vikey scored two goals each. Nagpur missed a penalty in the second half but then it was only a statistic.
Nagpur – 5 (Muskan Upadhyay (2), Sneha Vikey (2) and Anika Payasi (1) beat Jalgaon – 0
The team of the day: Pune
Player of the day: Urvi Salunkhe (Pune)
Stay tuned for Day 3 of the 2019 WIFA Inter-District Championship Sub-Junior Girls where hopefully we would see more goals galore at Boisar on Friday.Read More »
Game one: Ghusalkar stars as Buldana romp past Pusad
Buldana rode on Sakshi Ghusalkar’s hat trick to beat Pusad in the first game of the 2019 Inter-district Championship for Sub-Junior Girls at the PTDSA Ground, Boisar on Wednesday.
The game was a one-sided affair as Buldana was on the offensive from the start. Pusad, on the other hand, wilted in the heat. Goals from Roshani Bansod (20th minute) and Ghusalkar (24th minute) settled the game in the first half.
Ghusalkar scored a third in the 45th minute with a fine effort from the edge of the box. She completed her hattrick in the dying minutes of the game with a simple tap in. Ghusalkar was undoubtedly the player of the game as she tormented Pusad’s defenders with pinpoint passing and finishing.
Game Two: Jalgaon vs Aurangabad, Jalgaon won 6-1. Scorers: Jalgaon — Bula (6th minute), Neha Patil (13th minute), Shital Sahani (25th minute, 31st minute, 45th minute and 49th minute); Aurangabad — Jhanvi (28th minute). Player of the game: Shital Sahani. Game Three: Satara vs Dhule, Satara won 2-0. Scorers: Nazneen Sayyed (37th minute) and Snehal Ghadge (41st minute). Player of the game: Snehal Ghadge.Read More »