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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4th September 2017, Mumbai: In the ongoing WIFA Women’s League – Indian Women’s League (IWL) Preliminary Round, Football School of India (FSI) met PIFA Sports in an anticipating clash at Cooperage Stadium on the ninth match day of the campaign.
In what proved out to be a close contested clash, a lone goal by Akanksha Kandalkar gave FSI a much needed 1-0 win over PIFA Sports to record their second victory of the preliminary round.
The match started off slowly as the heated conditions took its toll over the players at Cooperage. Both the sides took their time to adapt the conditions as no shots were registered on the target in the first fifteen minutes of the match. The first genuine opportunity of the game actually turned out to be the opening goal of the tie. Football School of India (FSI) were awarded a free-kick at the right flank, Akanksha stepped up to take her chance.
The number 13 superbly unleashed a powerful shot which sailed past over PIFA’s Custodian Mohima Khatun into the back of the net. FSI went into the break with a solitary lead with the tie still open for both the outfits. In the second-half, PIFA had number of opportunities to level the score but the killer instinct in front of the goal was clearly missing.
Winger Deepika Masurkar almost scored a solo goal when she made a daring run from the right flank into the box, but only manage to slot her effort wide.
FSI’s resolute defense is also one of the reasons why they successfully manage to shut PIFA’s doors. With this victory, FSI are now with six points from four games.
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26th August 2017, Mumbai: On the 5th day of WIFA Women’s League – Indian Women’s League (IWL), a brilliant second-half display against Football School of India (FSI) gave Kenkre FC their first win of the campaign.
Football School of India (FSI) made a terrific start as they kept on attacking to break the deadlock. Kenkre FC who has, so far, not played up to their mark didn’t have a good first-half.
Midway into the first-half, FSI broke the deadlock when Pooja Dhamal danced past couple of defenders to slot it past Kenkre FC’s goalkeeper. Kenkre’s defense stood still as a moment of brilliance from Pooja completely stunned them.
As compared to first-half, Kenkre FC displayed a contrasting performance in the second and in some style. FSI who was touted as the favorites now was at the receiving end.
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One of Kenkre’s most consistent performer in this campaign, Manisha, received the ball possession on the left-flank. She looked up at the target and unleashed a curling drive which sailed past FSI’s goalkeeper. The game was suddenly on.
Manisha’s goal made it 1-1 and the pressure was now on FSI. With minutes away for the full-time, Kenkre FC finally completed their comeback when Striker Mamta’s deflected shot went in the back of the net to give the girls in yellow a 2-1 lead. Kenkre FC stood firm and composed in the dying minutes to record their first win of the campaign.
21st August 2017, Mumbai: On the fourth day of Indian Women’s League (IWL) Preliminary Round at Cooperage Stadium, Rush Soccer, and PIFA Sports displayed excellent performance to win their match against Football School of India (FSI) and Kenkre FC, respectively.
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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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