12th September 2017, Mumbai: After the conclusion of Indian Women’s League (IWL) Preliminary Round – First stage, the second phase of the campaign commenced on Tuesday morning when Bodyline SC took on Football School of India (FSI) in hope to secure maximum points at Cooperage Stadium.
Tournament’s top-scorer Bhagyashree Dalvi displayed yet another fantastic display to lead Bodyline SC to glory as a 4-0 win gave them all three points against an energetic FSI side. Joining Bhagyashree in the scoresheet was striker Karen Pais and Tricia Collaco. Bodyline SC made a great start as right from the kick-off, they looked desperate to open the scoring.
Star striker Karen Pais broke the deadlock after a brilliant combination with Kimberley Fernandez who set Karen with a precise long ball into the penalty area. Karen danced past her marker and superbly slotted it past the hapless goalkeeper. The opening goal gave Bodyline SC a huge advantage as they dominated the match proceedings for the larger share of the match.
It didn’t take long for Bodyline SC to double their lead as a bombarding run from Tricia Collaco on the flanks helped Bhagyashree Dalvi to comfortably place her effort into the back of the net. The third goal came from a yet another brilliant link-up play from Bodyline SC.
Muskaan Mehra unleashed a superb ball into the penalty area which found Bhagyashree Dalvi unmarked in the box. Bhagyshree calmly controlled the long ball and buried her effort past the goalkeeper to increase Bodyline SC’s lead by three goals.
The fifth and final goal was netted in by Tricia Collaco who had an impressive match for Bodyline. Valencia D’Mello rolled a ball across Muskaan, whose shot was initially saved by the goalkeeper, but on the rebound, Tricia tapped in from a close range to complete a fine 4-0 victory.
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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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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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Every Tournament has its own story. Same goes for the recently concluded WIFA Women’s Championship which was held in Mumbai. Bodyline SC managed to score 25 goals in just four matches but it’s quite surprising as they bowed out of the Championship in the semi-final at the hands of eventual winners FC Pune City.
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