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TEAM KALYANI EVENT
RESULT KALYANI EVENT
KALYANI 2019 - INDIA U17 WOMEN FOR 2020 FIFA W.C
: ynda Kom Serto (17', 50'), Priyanka Sujeesh (18'), Priyangka Devi Naroem (34'), Sumati Kumari (37', 54') and Sai Sankhe (69')
: Nisha (76') and Karen Estrocio (81')
Lionesses emerged champions of the FSDL-organised Hero U-17 Women's Championship, defeating Tigresses 7-2 in the final here on Sunday. Goals from Lynda Kom Serto (17', 50'), Priyanka Sujeesh (18'), Priyangka Devi Naroem (34'), Sumati Kumari (37', 54') and Sai Sankhe (69') sealed the win for the Alex Ambrose-coached side before Nisha (76') and Karen Estrocio (81') got some consolation for the Tigresses.
Lionesses picked up from where they left in the league phase after winning all three of their games. The 4-1 win over Tigresses on Friday was only a prelude as Lynda Kom led from the front to break the deadlock. The crowd was treated to some tantalizing display of football as all four goals in the first half were awe-worthy.
Sai Sankhe proved her worth for the second time this tournament, coming off the bench and scoring almost immediately. Priya PV-coached Tigresses found their groove late on as they bagged a couple of goals late on but Alex Ambrose masterminded yet another tournament triumph, a little more than a month after guiding the Indian team to the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship in October.
Aimed at scouting the best talents to form the national U-17 team ahead of the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be held in India, the tournament witnessed thousands of football fans cheering on the girls from the stands in the summit clash. The tournament turned out to be a massive success giving India U-17 women's team head coach Thomas Dennerby had plenty of names to choose from and groom ahead for the mega event next year.
: Anju (14' and 27'), Nitu Lina (17'), Amisha Baxla (60') and Karen Estrocio (66')
:Lakshmi (77'), Lalnunsiami (80')
Lionesses : 2 Matches / 2 win / scored for 9 / score against 1/ Point 6
Lionesses : 2 Matches / 2 win / scored for 7 / score against 3/ Point 6
Fourteen goals were scored on the second day of the FSDL-organised Hero U-17 Women's Tournament here on Wednesday. Both matches saw seven goals apiece as Tigresses beat Panthers 5-2 and Lionesses defeated Cheetahs 6-1 to make it to the final on Sunday with a game left to play.
Head coach Priya PV masterminded the five-star win for Tigresses over the Panthers in the first match of the evening. Anju (14' and 27') scored a brace while Nitu Lina (17'), Amisha Baxla (60') and Karen Estrocio (66') added their name on the scoresheet. Panthers had something to cheer for as strikes from Shree Lakshmi (77') and Lalnunsiami (80') made for a respectable reading.
Anju scored on either side of Linda's long ranger goal while Baxla and Estrocio, the two goalscorers from Monday joined the party after the hour mark but Panthers striker Lalnunsiami ensured Manisha did not enjoy a clean sheet.
The Mizoram-born assisted Shree Lakshmi before helping herself to a goal. However, the comeback was too late as the Subhash Chakraborty-coached side exited the race to reach the final after twin defeats.
Aimed at scouting for the best talents to form the U-17 team ahead of India's participation and hosting of the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the fourth game of the tournament had more excitement in store as head coach Thomas Dennerby looked on from the stands.
: Sumati Kumari (22') Lynda Kom (27' and 79'), Shilky Devi (34' Pen.), Priyangka Devi (71') and Sai Sankhe (88'
: Priyanka Kashyap (31')
Lionesses took down Bembem Devi's Cheetahs 6-1 in the second kickoff. Sumati Kumari (22') Lynda Kom (27' and 79'), Shilky Devi (34' Pen.), Priyangka Devi (71') and Sai Sankhe (88') scored for the Alex Ambrose-coached side while a scorcher from Priyanka Kashyap (31') went in vain.
Lynda's shot hit the pole but Sumati was smart to follow up and tap in for the first. Lynda deservedly got her goal when she scored from 20 yards out but Panthers' Kashyap bettered the distance with her goal coming from around 30 yards out.
Shilky Devi made no mistake from the spot as Lionesses got back the two-goal cushion before Priyangka Devi and Lynda's second, which made her the leading scorer of the tournament with three goals. Sai also came off the bench to make it half a dozen.
Lionesses has set up a date with Tigresses, who have similarly won both their group games so far. Interestingly, both of them face each other in the final group stage game for bragging rights on Friday leading to the summit clash. Cheetahs and Panthers would vie for pride on the same day.
Amisha Baxla magic helps Tigresses beat Bembem Devi's Cheetahs
: Amisha Baxla (3'), Karen Estrocio (6')
:Reet Kashyap (67')
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: Two early goals from Tigresses helped the Priya PV-coached side register a 2-1 win over Cheetahs in the second game of the FSDL organised Hero U-17 Women's Tournament here on Monday. Amisha Baxla (3') scored and set up Karen Estrocio (6') before Reet Kashyap (67') got Cheetahs a consolation goal.
Cheetahs head coach and Indian football legend Oinam Bembem Devi saw her charges drop on the backfoot after a defence-splitting pass from the Tigresses midfield which witnessed the Jharkhand-born Baxla flash in from the right wing to finish with perfection. Estrocio was then assisted by Baxla as the girls in blue romped up a two-goal cushion within six minutes. Aveka Singh dictated proceedings from midfield as Tigresses held on comfortably.
Inspiration was not far away for the Cheetahs with Bembem Devi's guidance from the touchline. A better show in the second half was rewarded with a glorious long range-goal from Reet Kashyap after defensive naivety from the Tigresses.
Tigresses who joined Lionesses on top of the table will now face Panthers on Wednesday, while Lionesses will lock horns with Cheetahs on the same day. Aimed at scouting the best talents to form U-17 team ahead of India's participation and hosting of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020, the championship sets pace to country's preparation for the mega event.
Lionesses get off to a winning start in Hero U-17 Women's Championship opener
: Sudha Tirkey (17' O.G.), Lynda Kom (35'), Sujeesh Pottekat (73')
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: Alex Ambrose-coached Lionesses handed Panthers a 3-0 defeat in the inaugural match of the 2019 Hero U-17 Women's Championship here on Monday. Sudha Tirkey (17' O.G.) shot into her own net before goals from Lynda Kom (35') and Priyanka Sujeesh Pottekat (73') saw the Lionesses claim full points.
The championship organised by Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) is aimed at showcasing the best of talent for Indian team selection ahead of country's participation in next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Lionesses' Sumati Kumari could have easily scored the first goal of the tournament inside six minutes but it was Panthers' captain Sudha who had the misfortune of guiding the ball into her own net while clearing a cross from the enigmatic Sunita Munda.
The Lionesses were fluid on the pitch as Subhash Chakraborty-coached Panthers had little reply. Lynda Kom, who starred for India in last month's SAFF U-15 Women's Championships with four goals chipped in a ball over Anjali Barke's head after the goalkeeper fumbled, allowing Priyanka to set her up inside the box.
With newly-appointed India U-17 Women's head coach Thomas Dennerby watching from the stands, Lionesses kept the same momentum in the second half. Priyanka was rewarded with a goal for the constant pressure she mounted on the Panthers' defence but it was second-half substitute Daisy Crasto who had the chance of the evening as the Lionesses fell shy of scoring the fourth in the dying embers of the game.
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