A slick performance from Sethu FC, spearheaded by the irrepressible attacking display, saw them run out 3-0 winners in their second fixtures of Indian Women's League encounter on Wednesday.
Sethu FC cruised to a second successive big victory, after completely outplaying Bangalore United FC and scoring some wonderful team goals onthe way.
Sabitra Bhandari opened the scoring with a superb finish after just eleven minutes, before Sandhiya tapped home to double the lead just before the half-time. Anita's simple finish after a set-piece situation gave Sethu FC yet another three points.
Hitting the ground running
Aspects of the Sethu FC game plan were on display since the kick-off. In theeleventh minute, Sethu FC loaded the Bangalore's half with more attacking players with the intent of getting an early goal. The strategy paid off, after some sublime team move with couple of nice one-two touches saw DangmaiGrace picked out Sabitra, who had found a small gap in the opponent defense to slot home the game's opening goal.
With that goal, Sabitra has now scored five goals and lead top-scorer chart of the Indian Women's League.
As the game progressed, Bangalore slowed the pace down massively; a few more chances went by, with the end product not being there on a lot of occasions.
The girls from Tamil Nadu struck again in the 41st minute under similar circumstances. Excellent hold-up play by Juki, who created space once more down the right flank. This time, Sumithra freed Grace with a fantastic through ball to Dangmai Grace, whose sprint from the far side of the field and sent a perfect high ball to the far post that allowed Sandhya to tap home past the Bangalore keeper to make it 2-0.
Bangalore couldn't hope with their pressing and were more than thankful when the half-time whistle blew.
Anita getting in on the act
After the restart, Sethu FC continue to hammer Bangalore into submission, finding it too easy to get in behind the opponent defence and exploit the shaky backline.
But the game was beginning to slow down with the absence Sabitra Bhandari who was injured early in the second-half and the girls weren't cutting through with the ease they had shown in the first-half.
Not much happened until the 75th minute when goal-keeping howler from Crystal saw Anita Basnet, who replaced injured Sabitra slot the ball into theempty net to make it 3-0.
With this win, Sethu FC remains as the Group II leaders, will look to carry their form into the next game when they play against SAI-STC Cuttack on Friday.