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Warriors of Kolhapur SC keep pace with League leaders; Kenkre FC, Puneri Warriors pick first wins

A hat-trick of wins saw Warriors of Kolhapur SC remain among the league leaders meanwhile both Kenkre and Puneri Warriors registered their first win of the campaign on Monday

Saturday fixture between Kolhapur Warriors and Lawless United ended in a one-sided affair with the former registering a comfortable 6-0 win.

Having lost their opening two games, Lawless united seemed to have started the game better against a strong Kolhapur Warriors who were coming on the back of two consecutive wins. Having weathered the initial storm, Lawless defense finally succumbed to the Kolhapur attack around the half-hour mark. Sanika Patil opened the scoring before Arya More doubled the lead five minutes later. Samrudhi Katkole then added one more in the first half injury time as Kolhapur headed in to tunnel with a comfortable 3-0 lead.

In the second half, Tanvi Kore quick-fire double strike around the hour mark made it 5-0 before Samrudhi added one more to the tally to complete the half dozen of goals in the match.

FT: Lawless united 0 – 6 Warriors of Kolhapur SC (Sanika Patil 31’, Arya More 36’, Samrudhi Katkole 45+1’, 83’, Tanvi Kore 61’, 66’)

Monday morning fixture between Kenkre FC and Footie First ended with Kenkre registering their first win of the campaign. A clinical game saw Kenkre take charge right from the start scoring three goals within the first 30 minutes of game. Forward Ankush broke the deadlock in the 9th minute before Nishka Parkash doubled the lead. Ankush then slotted one past the keeper to make it 3-0 in the 27th minute as Kenkre took control.

Footie first soon managed to stabilize their defense as they managed to hold of their Kenkre attacks for quite some time. In the second half, Tanvi Patil then managed to add one more before skipper Harshika Jain converted a spot-kick to make it 5-0.

FT: Kenkre FC (Ankush 9’, 27’, Nishka Parkash 14’, Tanvi Patil 69’, Harshika Jain 79(P)’) 5 – 0 Footie First

In the evening fixture, it was Puneri Warriors, who picked up their first victory with a 5-0 thrashing of lawless United. Playing their 2nd game in as many days, Lawless started poorly again as they conceded a penalty five minutes into the game after a foul inside the box. Priya Sukhdeve converted the spot kick to put Puneri in front.

Sakshi Yede then struck home the second goal of the game midway through the half to make it 2-0. With a comfortable lead in tandem, the game was slowed down as Lawless struggled to make a comeback into the game. In the second half, Divya Pachnge’s double strike made it 4-0 before Sharvari Donkar slotted one past the keeper in the dying moments to finish off the game.

FT: Puneri Warriors (Priya Sukhdeve 5’(P), Sakshi Yede 32’, Divya Pachnge 66’, 77’, Sharvari Donkar 89’) 5 – 0 Lawless United