Indian Women's League: Bala Devi scores seven as Manipur Police beats SAI-STC 10-0

On day four of Indian Women's League 2018/19, Manipur Police demolished SAI-STC and Sethu FC completed another dominant performance against Bangalore United.

Manipur Police's Bala Devi scored seven goals against SAI-STC Cuttack in the Indian Women's League.   -  AIFF Media

Bala Devi scored seven goals as Manipur Police dominated a young SAI-STC Cuttack with a 10-0 win on Wednesday in the 2018-19 Hero Indian Women’s League.

The Indian national team striker scored four goals in the first half and three in the second at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, as Manipur Police bounced back after its defeat against Sethu FC.

Bala Devi took only 10 minutes to get on the scoresheet. After getting the ball outside the SAI penalty box, she switched to her right foot and drove the ball home. She scored a second five minutes later before she completing a hat-trick in the 41st minute. The Manipuri striker added a fourth just before half-time to make it 5-0 to Manipur going into the break.

The Manipur Police attack didn't relent in the second half. Bala went on to add three more goals to her tally as Rinaroy Devi and Daya Devi scored two more to complete the romp at 10-0.

Bala Devi is in the driver’s seat for the highest scorers’ award with her seven goals.

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Sethu FC's Sandhiya won the the Player of the Match award for her brilliant display on the wings and a first half goal.   -  AIFF Media

 

Sethu dominant again

Sethu FC completed a dominant performance against Bangalore United FC with a 3-0 win at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Sethu's Nepali strikers Sabitra Bhandari and Anita Basnet netted the first and third goals of the match. However, it was India international Sandhiya, whose brilliant display on the wings and a first half goal earned her the Player of the Match award.

Sethu was dominant from the very start and Bhandari opened the scoring in the 11th minute, taking her goal tally to five from two games.

With a few minutes of the first half left, Sandhiya also joined in on the act, finishing well at the end of a smooth move.

The second half continued much in the same vein, as Sethu hogged possession of the ball and barely allowed its opponent to set up any counter attacks. Its efforts finally paid off, when second half substitute Basnet, who came on for Bhandari, got on to a rebound, sold a dummie and rounded Bangalore keeper Crystal Ann to score into an empty net.

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