Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai: The second game of the day hosted Samuel Football Academy against Commandos FC where Samuel FA romped to a massive 9-1 victory. The captain and the player of the match, Mhasi Khonuo Paunuo ran the show as she thumped 4 goals past Commandos FC.
Samuel FA consists of players from different nooks and corners of the country out of which Mhasi is from Nagaland. She opened the scoresheet for Samuel FA at the 21st minute and what followed next was mesmerizing to everyone’s eyes. The first half ended seeing Samuel FA lead by 4 goals. Commandos FA netted a consolation goal through a penalty via Harshada Kalbhor’s effort at the 43rd minute.
The second half started and Samuel FA went on to humiliate and score 5 more goals. “I think we had a good start to the game. We played much better in the second half. Though we have brought in players from different parts of the country, within a short period of time they have bonded very quickly and I’m happy to see how the team performed today. We didn’t get enough time to train as I had many players coming a week earlier from the other states. So their performance is highly satisfactory to me”
We have three matches on 8th November as Pacangan FC play Samuel FA, Commandos FC face South United FC and PIFA Colaba play Spark FC.
Samuel Football Academy (Mhasi Paunuo 11′,18′,45+1′,79′ Poornima Gehlot 26′ Y Poojitha 59′, 81′ , 89′ Priya Shinde 59′ ) 9-1 Commandos FC (Harshada Kalbhor 43′ (P) )