IWL 2020: Sethu, KRYPHSA seal wins on opening day

KRYPHSA FC cruised to a 4-0 victory over Kickstart FC Karnataka, whereas Sethu FC thrashed Kolhapur FC 5-0 on the opening day of the tournament.

Sandhya's hat-trick powered Sethu FC to a 5-0 win over Kolhapur FC   -  K. Murali Kumar

India international Dangmei Grace scored a brace to power KRYPSHA FC past Kickstart FC 4-0 on the opening day of the Hero Indian Women’s League football tournament, at Bangalore Football Stadium here on Friday.

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Grace’s joy, however, was short lived as she was forced to leave the field after a collision with Kickstart FC goalkeeper Rashmi Kumari. Rashmi suffered a cut near her chin, while Grace took a hit to the hip. Both players were taken to a nearby hospital. They were discharged after receiving stitches. The duo is expected to be out of action for at least a week.

In another match, Sandhya’s hat-trick took Sethu FC to a 5-0 win over Kolhapur FC. Sandhya came to life in the second-half, where she calmly converted one-on-one battles with Kolhapur FC goalkeeper Shreya Hooda.

Amsavalli proved to be an able strike partner for Sandhya, creating chances regularly with sharp runs. Amsavalli provided the opening goal, collecting a deflection off her own shot to slot it in.

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