Eastern Sporting Union is Indian Women's League champion

Kamala Devi scored in the 32nd and 66th minute and Prameshwori Devi in the 57th in Eastern Sporting Union's 3-0 win over Rising Student's Club to clinch the inaugural Indian Women's League title.

Eastern Sporting Union poses after winning the inaugural Indian Women's League.   -  Special Arrangement

Eastern Sporting Union (ESU) became the first Indian Women's League champion after a 3-0 win against Rising Student's Club (RSC) at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Kamala Devi scored in the 32nd and 66th minute and Prameshwori Devi in the 57th in a match dominated by ESU.

ESU attacked soon after the start to get an early lead. Kamala tried to catch the opposition goalkeeper offguard with a cheeky touch in the third minute but her shot, lacking venom, was easily saved.

RSC, after Kamala's attempt, defended cautiously, slowing the game's tempo. Attempts by Bembem Devi and Prameshwori were thwarted by its defence. In the 24th minute, Prameshwori's cross floated just over the net.

Eight minutes later, Kamala, latching on to Prameshwori's cross, gave her team the lead with her 10th goal of the IWL.

RSC's defence was busy keeping Kamala and Prameshwori away from its goal. It hardly had opportunities to score in the first half, which ended at 1-0.

ESU struck 12 minutes into the second half when Prameshwori played a one-two with Kashmina and scored from a narrow angle. The goal lowered the morale of RSC and it struggled to keep pace with its opponent.

With the momentum on ESU's side, Kamala burst into the opposition's box and blasted the third goal. ESU missed several chances after but three goals were sufficient.

It was awarded Rs. 10 lakhs for winning the IWL while RSC pocketed Rs. 5 lakhs.

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