Sethu FC blanked Gokulam Kerala FC 2-0 in the 2017-18 Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong today (March 29, 2018).
Goals from Sabina in the 17th minute and Manisha in the 86th clinched victory for the team. Sethu FC currently have 3 points from their 2 matches while Gokulam are yet to open their account.
The opening few minutes saw Gokulam gaining the upper hand. Fazila saw her shot blocked while Manpreet saw her effort going straight to Sowmiya. Fazila found Subitha in the clear who unfortunately was unable to control the ball.
Then, in the 17th minute Sethu FC scored almost against the run of play. Sabina Khatun from Bangladesh making down the right to smash home the opener. Fazila and Sanathopki combined well but were unable to get through.
Sabina almost doubled the lead in the 37th minute but her shot was blocked out by Rumpa. The last attempt of the half again went to Sethu but Rumpa was on hand to make the save.
The second half too began in the same manner as the first as Fazila forced a save off Sowmiya in the 48th. Although the momentum shifted dramatically soon after as Sethu FC drove forward.
Indumathi and Sabina along with Manisha troubled the Gokulam backline. They had a chance to double their lead in the 72nd minute but Manish bundled her shot.
The goal did arrive and in the 86th minute when Manisha latched on to Sabina’s ball to drive it home.
Sethu FC will now take on Rising Student’s Club on April 2 while Gokulam Kerala FC face Indira Gandhi Academy SE.