Indian Women's League: Kickstart FC beats Baroda FC in opener

Mona's goal late in the second half earned Kickstart FC a 1-0 victory over Baroda FC in the Indian Women's League football tournament on Monday.

Kickstart FC captain Anita Rawat (green jersey) in action against Baroda FC in the IWL on Monday.   -  Special arrangement

A second-half goal from Mona gave Kickstart FC a 1-0 win over Baroda FC in the Hero Indian Women’s League football tournament, at Bangalore Football Stadium here on Monday.

Mona latched on to a cross from Mamta, who looped the ball over the Baroda FA goalkeeper Afshan Ashiq. The goal came against the run of play, as Baroda FA created three clear chances in the early minutes of the second-half.

In another match, Punjab club BBK DAV was held to a 1-1 draw by Kolhapur FC. Lhingneilam Kipgen put BBK DAV ahead, with a tame shot that was fluffed by goalkeeper Radhika Khodre. Madhu Bala pulled Kolhapur FC level a few minutes later, defeating the custodian in a one-on-one battle.


The results: BBK DAV 1 (Lhingneilam Kipgen 74’) drew with Kolhapur FC 1 (Madhu Bala 84’); Kickstart FC 1 (Mona 68’) bt Baroda FA 0.

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