WIFA Women Football League

WIFA Women Football League

Revati scores two goals in Amma FC close win

Mumbai, January 2: Amma FC, Nagpur produced a strong fighting performance and managed to get the better of a determined Pacangan FC, Satara by a 2-1 margin in a tense and thrilling fifth round match of the WIFA Women’s Football League played at the Cooperage Football ground on Sunday morning. This is the qualifying tournament, for the AIFF Indian Women’s Football League 2021-2022.

Super substitute Revati Kokare, who replaced Rinky Yadav midway through the first half was Amma FC’s star performer as she scored both goals, one on either side on the interval, to secure their win. Pacangan FC girls showed plenty of resilience and managed to stay in the fight as striker Kumari Shikalgar scored the equalizing goal in the first half.

Later in the second match, Footie First, Mumbai riding on the fine hat-trick by Atisha Saini blanked Snigmay FC, Pune 4-0. Atisha scored the first goal in the 16th minute and 15 minutes later netted her second goal to double Footie First lead to 2-0 at the break. In the second half, Atisha completed her hat-trick scoring the third goal in the 52nd minute before Mamta Kumari converted a penalty in the 69th minute to complete the margin of victory.

The match between Amma FC and Pacangan FC witnessed a lively contest for supremacy and there were quite a number of goalmouth thrills at the two ends.

The Nagpur side against the run of play grabbed the lead when Revati cashed in an opening to slot home the opening goal in the 37th minute.

But, the Satara girls came roaring back and two minutes Kumari booted home to help her team draw level.

After the change of ends, Revati was once again in the thick of the action and scored hers and the teams' second goal to regain the lead, which they managed to hold on till the final whistle to troop out worthy winners.

Results – fifth round: Amma FC, Nagpur 2 (Revati Kokare 2) beat Pacangan FC, Satara 1 (Kumari Shikalgar).

Footie First, Mumbai 4 (Atisha Saini 16, 31, 52, Mamta Kumari 69-pen) beat Snigmay FC, Pune 0.

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