Womens League: Aspire F.C in seventh heaven
Pune-based Aspire F.C added another win to their kitty with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Football School of India (FSI), Navi Mumbai in the WIFA Indian Women's League (IWL) at the Cooperage ground, Mumbai
Win the second match on the trot; beat FSI Navi Mumbai
PUNE: Pune-based Aspire F.C added another win to their kitty with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Football School of India (FSI), Navi Mumbai in the WIFA Indian Women's League (IWL) at the Cooperage ground, Mumbai.
The win was Aspire F.C's second in as many matches which also took their points tally to six.
Aspire F.C scoreline was spearheaded by a second-half double-strike by attacker Gita Das (58th & 77th). In fact, Aspire F.C had six scorers on the scoresheet in a show of unison.
In a one-sided contest after the initial and solid resistance put on by the FSI Navi Mumbai defenders, it was Vaishnavi Barate (20th) who gave Aspire F.C the lead (1-0). The goal was a beauty with Vaishnavi curling the ball home past a hapless 'keeper of a direct corner-kick!
Having broken the deadlock, Aspire F.C turned in for the first half with midfielder Muriel Adam intelligently using Vaishnavi's assist to finish past the advancing FSI 'keeper (2-0).
The goal deflated FSI making the second half an Aspire F.C story. Distributing their build-ups all over the field, Aspire F.C opened the game, utilised the openings they created and kept scoring regularly.
Gita got her first after Vaishnavi turned provider once again (3-0), then Saniya VS (68th), realising the chance with the FSI Navi Mumbai keeper off the line, intelligently lobbed into the cage from 25-yards out (4-0).
Next up was Gita who tapped in a brilliant cross provided by a fast-running Sapna on the left flank (5-0).
Sapna Rajpure (84th) made it 6-0 curling in a corner-kick from the right that hit the far post before rolling past the goalline.
Into the second minute of injury time, Aspire F.C completed their tally. Substitute Ajoosha Shirin PM from the right did well to beat her man-marker and then the 'keeper to slip home and complete a good day in office.
Aspire F.C: 7 (Vaishnavi Barate 20’, Muriel Adam 45+4’, Gita Das 58’, 77’, Saniya VS 68’, Sapna Rajpure 84’, Ajoosha Shirin PM 90+2’) bt Football School of India (FSI), Navi Mumbai: 0