Sethu FC seek third win on the trot

The girls from Tamil Nadu are riding high after two straight wins, scoring nine goals in the process and will look to stretch their winning run to three when they take on SAI-STC Cuttack at the GHG Khalsa University, Ludhiana, Punjab this Friday morning.

Meanwhile, SAI-STC Cuttack side will be hoping to get their campaign backon track after suffering 10-0 loss in their opening clash of the tournament when they were outclassed by Bala Devi's Manipur Police.

Speaking to ahead of the game against SAI-STC was Head Coach Amrutha Aravind and she reflected on what she felt was an important victory over Bangalore United FC on Wednesday.

"It was imperative to get the win over Bangalore United on Wednesday. We are thrilled to get it but, it is so early in the season that everyone knows we have to focus on each game at a time."

"Despite their opening defeat, SAI-STC Cuttack is a good side. I have watched their games. They were very unlucky against Manipur, should havegot a result as they missed four clear-cut chances, could have easily gone through the other day, I like the way they play." said Amruthta.

The Coach also confirmed that Nepal International Sabitra Bhandari is rated doubtful after picking up an injury on Wednesday morning and is unlikely to recover in time for kick-off. Sandhya could come back into the side, possibly for Sabitra.

"We have prepared well and we have a few fresh bodies in the squad who will help give us an extra dimension, the girls are confident on the back of two straight wins."

She added: "We've played some really good stuff at times and finish games strongly which shows the work we did is paying off."

Our No.10 from Nepal, Anita Basnet found the net for the first time in theleague on Wednesday and while she was understandably delighted to get onthe scoresheet, she is looking to ensure the girls can put together wins now.

"I was delighted to get on the scoresheet. I got a little bit lucky with the finish. But I was delighted to get the goal."

"We are creating lots of chances which is good. We will play the next game in great confidence though. I got the first goal which was important and I am confident and want to contribute to the game in every which way possible," she concluded.

So far this season, Sethu FC have been unstoppable at home and have done so by getting ahead early. Six of the nine goals the team has scored in the first two have occurred in the first half, Friday game could also follow in similar fashion.

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