After losing their opener 0-5 against Kangchup Road Young Physical & Sports Association (KRYHPSA), Sethu FC garnered a 2-0 victory over Gokulam Kerala in an Indian Women's League (IWL) encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Thursday. Gokulam had earlier lost by the same margin against defending champions Eastern Sporting Union.
SETHU FC [Sabina Khatun 17’, Manisha 86’] 2-0 GOKULAM KERALA
Despite Gokulam Kerala's early chances, it was Sethu FC who took the lead as Bangladeshi striker Sabina Khatun scored the opener in the 17th minute.
Fazila pursued in attack for Gokulam alongside Sanathopki but the duo wasn't able to penetrate the rival defence.
Meanwhile, Sabina almost scored another seven minutes past the half-hour mark but her shot was kept out by Rumpa, who made another save just before the break.
Fazila continued to show her persistence in front of goal, but it was not going to be her day as Sowmiya stood in the way of her attempt in the 48th minute.
It was Sethu FC's game thereon with Manisha shooting wide in the 72nd minute before making amends for her miss.
Manisha got on the end of Sabina's pass and converted it with aplomb in the 86th minute to hand Sethu FC a 2-0 win.
As a result, Sethu FC now have three points from two games while Gokulam Kerala are yet to register a point.