Rising Student club secures easy win over India Rush

Pyari Xaxa and Jabamani Tudu struck twice in the space of six first-half minutes to help secure all three points.

Rising Student club was able to dictate the tempo of the match.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Rising Student Club defeated India Rush 2-0 in a group stage match of the second edition of the Indian Women’s League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong today (April 8).

A Pyari Xaxa strike in the 37th minute and Jabamani Tudu’s 42nd minute header helped Rising Student Club to register an easy win over its opponent and grab three points from the fixture.

Although the match was slow to get off from the start, Rising Student Club, the more dominant team in the early minutes pressed and squeezed India Rush’s defence line. In the 26th minute, Sanju’s tap-in from a Pyari Xaxa cross ran into opposition defence as Rising Student upped the ante.

In the 37th minute, Pyari Xaxa’s rasping shot found the back of the net to give Rising Student Club a solitary goal lead. That lead was doubled five minutes after when Jabamani Tudu leaped higher than her defending marker and headed home from a corner kick to give Rising Student Club a comfortable position. The half-time scoreline read 2-0.

Changing over, Rising Student Club continued its attacking momentum and kept badgering at the India Rush goal. Dominating possession, Rising Student Club created goal scoring opportunities but lacked the cutting edge.

In the 61st minute, Pyari Xaxa almost extended Rising Student Club’s lead but the opposing custodian saved her shot from inside the box after a cross from the left flank.

India Rush SC tried to minimise the deficit but chances were few and far in between. In the 74th minute, Smriti Girish’s shot from inside the box was deflected off Rising Student Club's bodies and cleared away.

Rising Student Club tried to extend its lead via Sanju in the 80th minute but her shot from a tight angle was easily saved by the opposing custodian. The full-time scoreline read 2-0 in Rising Student Club’s favour.