Kenkre beat Sreebhumi to get a little closer to the IWL semifinals
BENGALURU Kenkre FC defeated Sreebhumi 3-1 to move one step closer to sealing his semifinal berth in the fourth hero League of Indian Women (IWL) on Monday.
Kenkre pattern Soumya Guguloth (5th, 18th minutes) scored a brace before Aarti (33rd) pulled one back for Sreebhumi to make it anyone's game.
Asha Kumari (47) then added a third goal early in the second half when Kenkre scored three points from the game.
Sreebhumi, who are now mathematically out of the race for a place in the IWL semis, needed to win this fixture to keep their hopes alive.
The first hit came five minutes into the game when Soumya scored with a clinical header from a corner.
Soumya then threw himself on a ball abruptly and made no mistake by putting the 2-0 in the 18th minute.
Sreebhumi reduced the margin in the 33rd minute when Aarti headed a corner past Monika Devi in the Kenkre goal.
The game was poised for an exciting second half but Sreebhumi 's momentum was deflated early on.
In the 47th minute, it was Soumya again who set up Asha Kumari with a delightful through ball and the latter finished with precision to make it 3-1.
Kenkre now have nine points and remain second, while Sreebhumi move down to fourth with as many points.