Shillong, Apr 4 (PTI) Rising Student Club breezed past Indira Gandhi Academy for Sports and Education 6-1 in a group stage match of the second edition of the Hero Indian Women’s League here today.

Rising Student Club maintained their grip throughout the match and double strikes by Pyari Xaxa, Anju Tamang and Sanju led the team to a crushing win.

Indira Gandhi Academy had reduced the deficit in the 54th minute through Amsavalli Narayanan.

Pyari Xaxa proved to be a threat for the opposition defence, leading the attack, and in the 9th minute her header from inside the box crashed into the back of the net.

Shortly after in the 13th minute, Pyari once again burst into the box but this time she acutely slipped the ball beneath the onrushing goalkeeper’s legs to double Rising Student Club’s lead.

In the 27th minute, Anju Tamang blasted her shot into the back of the net to consolidate Rising Student Club’s position going into the half time.

Rising continued their attacking tempo in the second half. Sanju’s strike in the 50th minute made it 4-0 and although Indira Gandhi Academy pulled a goal back in the 54th minute through Amsavalli Narayanan, Rising Student still attacked.

In the 58th minute, Rising Student forced Indira Gandhi Academy to make a goal-line clearance and two minutes later, at the other end; Indira Gandhi Academy fluffed their chance in front of goal.

Anju Tamang found the side-netting in the 70th minute after Sanju’s strike was parried away by the opposition custodian. The Rising Student Club maintained their hold on the match and crushed any signs of Indira Gandhi Academy’s resurgence.

Anju Tamnag’s goal in the 83rd minute and Sanju’s strike from a tight angle in the 87th minute added more gloss to the scoreline.

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