Indian Women's League: Panjim draws with Rising Student Club, SSB beats Alakhpura

Panjim Footballers drew 1-1 with Rising Student Club, while SSB Women's Football defeated FC Alakhpura 1-0 in the Indian Women's League on Monday.

Action from the Indian Women's League clash Panjim Footballers and Rising Student Club on Monday.   -  AIFF MEDIA

Panjim Footballers played out a 1-1 draw against Rising Student Club, while SSB Women's Football secured a 1-0 victory over FC Alakhpura in the Indian Women's League (IWL) on Monday.

Karishma Shirvoikar gave Panjim the lead in the 19th minute but Satyabati Khadia equalised for Rising Student Club just before the half time break.

Rising Student Club was the more dominant side, but it was Panjim, against the run of play, that managed to take the lead.

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Karishma chased down an aerial through ball, got to it just before the goalkeeper and chipped it over her head to open the scoring.

Determined to get back on level terms, Rising Student Club launched a flurry of attacks and striker Satyabati Khadia found the equaliser on the 43rd minute.

The second half turned out to be a goalless affair and both sides held on to share the spoils.

- SSB Women's Football team ekes to 1-0 win -

SSB Women Football team kept its chances for semifinal qualification alive with a 1-0 win over FC Alakhpura.

It was a tight match between two equally-matched sides, and long spells of the game being played out in the middle of the park. However, SSB got the lead early on through forward Dular Marandi.

She chased what was literally a lost cause, as an aerial ball was played in behind the Alakhpura defence. Goalkeeper Neelam rushed out of her line, but Marandi got there in time to put SSB in the lead.

Alakhpur upped the ante in the second half and looked to put more bodies in the SSB box and launch long balls into the area, but the defence dealt with these threats expertly.

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