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Odisha,HP, Kerala, Manipur enter National Football semis
Sportslogon Team July 8th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Host Odisha and Himachal Pradesh (HP) will face Kerala and Manipur respectively in the semifinals of the Sub Junior Girl’s National Football Championships at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Tuesday.

In a nail biting quarterfinal match on Sunday, rode on a double strike in the extra time by Malavika P was guided Kerala into the semifinals by winning over Western India Football Association (WIFA), Maharashtra by 5-4 goals. The match ended in 3-3 goals draw in the regulation time.

WIFA got the lead in the 13th minute through a goal by Mmehek Lobo. However Shreelakahshmi A of Kerala was leveled the score in the 18th minutes. Once again WIFA retained the lead with goal by Sai Sankhe in the 37th minutes and first half ended with 2-1 lead.

After the change of sides, back to back strike by Malavika in the 58th and 69th minutes put the Kerala team into the track. Sai Sankhe scored her second individual goals in the 75th minutes and the score board read as 3-3 in the stipulated time.

Priyanka Sujeesh opened the account for WIFA in the 105 minutes in the extra time, However Kerala bounced back in style with double goals by Malavika in the 107th and 117th minutes, she scored total four goals by Kerala won the match by 5-4.

In another match of the day, a hattrick goal haul by Manisha Naik powered the host to win over Chandigarh by 7-0 goals. Odisha’s skipper Sumitra Hemram set a example for the team by scoring the opening goal in the second minute of the play. Manisha Naik was joined her skipper by nailing three goals in the 6th, 35th and 55th minutes.

While Joyti netted double goals in the 52nd and 57th minutes and Subhasmita Subhadarshini Das , Barsha Mahakudu 24th and 71st minutes respectively.Unlucky Chandigarh team conceded a self goal in the 67th minutes.

Manipur captain S Linda Kom scored hat-trick in the (45+3, 63rd,79th), while Miss Vunglawmching and Naorem Priyangka Devi scored a goal each in the 18th and 68th minutes respectively and the team edged out Jharkhand by 5-1 goal.

Himachal Pradesh forwards Manisha Manisha and Anju dominated the match against Uttar Pradesh by scoring double goal each in the 18th,71st and 60th,74th minutes respectively. Kiran , Varsha and goalkeeper Varsha joined the party by contributing a goal each in the 28th, 56th and 77th minutes respectively to ensure the team to win over Uttar Pradesh 7-0. .
This news was added and updated on : July 8th 2018
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