IWL: Sandhiya stars to win three crucial points for Sethu against Kickstart
BENGALURU: defending champions Sethu FC He continued his winning spree in the Indian Women's League 2019-20 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the home team Kickstart FC at the Bangalore football stadium on Sunday.
Sandhiya (12 ', 90'), who is in a fine scoring race in this tournament, added another brace to his name in addition to Sumithra (39 ') who scored a shout from 30 yards.
The intention was substantially clear from the get-go and the Madurai-based team didn't need to wait for more than 12 minutes to open the scoring. Jabamani Tudu intercepted a long ball from Kickstart FC and lobbed it to Amsavalli, who was operating from the right flank.
Amsavalli put a long ball for Sandhiya, who wasted no time for dinking over the goalkeeper's head to put the defending champions in the driver's seat.
Sethu changed the gears in his search for the second goal that came in the 39th minute of Sumithra. After a series of attack movements by Anita Basnet and Sandhiya, the opposing goalkeeper intervened and was able to thwart the attack. In the rebound, Sumithra, from 30 yards, hit the bottom of the net with a powerful boost to give Sethu a comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime.
At the blow of the final whistle, Sandhiya scored another goal to take his count to seven, second to Sabitra Bhandari from Gokulam Kerala FC , who has already scored 14 goals in three outings. Sumithra breached the defence from Kickstart FC and rolled it to Sandhiya. The poacher, cutting loose from her markers, rounded the Kickstart FC goalkeeper and tapped it home in the 90th minute to seal the fate from the match.
Following the win, Sethu's tally has gone up to nine points from four matches whereas Kickstart stay on six points having played an equal number from matches. Kickstart will take on BBK DAV in their next outing at 12 PM on February 5, 2020 before Sethu face-off with Baroda FA al mismo tiempo al día siguiente (6 from febrero from 2020).