Resilient Maharashtra defeat Delhi 2-1 in Sub-Junior Girls NFC

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A very resilient Maharashtra team held on to their lead despite playing majority of the game with just 10 players on the field after Goalkeeper Anjali Barke was given marching orders early in the game.

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Early first half goals from Sakshi Hiwale and Sai Sankhe gave a Maharashtra a 2-0 advantage after which despite getting reduced to ten women by losing their keeper to a red card, Maharashtra pulled off a brilliant 2-1 win.

Maharashtra dominated the game right from the off as Sakshi opened the scoring in the very 1st min with a smart finish after some good passage of play by the Maharashtra team.  With the goal, Maharashtra grew in to the game even more and soon the dominance payed off as in the 17th minute, Maharashtra found an outlet in Sai Sankhe to double the goal tally and make it 2-0.

However in the 20th minute, Delhi found a big opportunity to pull one back as a moment of madness resulted in a rash challenge by the Maharashtra GK with some words spoken against the referee, Delhi were awarded a penalty along with Goalkeeper Anjali being sent off. Down to 10 with the majority of the match to be played, head coach Firmin Dsouza made some adjustments to the team play.

However Maharashtra still dominated the proceedings and comfortably won the game to seal their spot for the Semi-Finals and seal their contention for the title.

Full Time: Maharashtra 2 (Sakshi Hiwale 1’, Sai Sankhe 17’) – 1 Delhi

Also Read: FSI, Rush Soccer and IFA qualifies from Maharashtra ‘B’ Group

In other quarter-finals fixtures, Odisha defeated Kerala 4-1 while Chandigarh trounced Bihar 11-0. In the last quarter-final encounter, Manipur thrashed West Bengal 5-0.

Other Quarter-finals Results:

Odisha 4 -1 Kerala

Chandigarh 11 – 0 Bihar

Manipur 5 – 0 West Bengal

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