Shillong, Apr 10 (PTI) KRYHPSA continued their dominant form in the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League as they blanked Gokulam Kerala FC 5-0 in a group stage match here today.
With this win, KRYHPSA finished top of the group, courtesy of a higher goal difference, despite being on level points (14) with Eastern Sporting Union and will face Rising Student Club in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Eastern Sporting Union will lock horns against SETHU FC.
Both semi-finals are slated to kick off on April 12.
Bala Devi opened the scoring as early as the 6th minute when she tapped home a cross from the flank.
In the 25th minute, a wicked deflection saw Dangmei Grace score as KRYHPSA doubled their lead.
Skipper Bala Devi once again found the net in the 43rd minute from inside the box and completed her hat-trick in the extra time of first half.
KRYHPSA continued their attacking momentum in the second half and in the 57th minute, Ratanbala Devi rattled the woodwork and it was only a matter of time before KRYHPSA scored again.
Three minutes later, Bala Devi found the net to make it 5-0 as she added a fourth to her tally in the match.
Although Gokulam Kerala FC initiated attacks on the KRYHPSA citadel, they were nullified in the midfield itself, providing the majority of possession to winners.
Even whilst leading 5-0, KRYHPSA did not take the pedal off the steam and in the 82nd minute Ratanbala Devi almost found Grace in the box, but her cross was intercepted by the opposition defence line.
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