Shillong, Jul 6: Laitkor SC and PFR Football Academy both qualified for the semifinals from Group A of the Shillong Sports Association’s Women’s League after they won their respective matches at Third Ground, Polo, here today.
PFR first blanked Kick Start Football Coaching Centre 2-0 before Laitkor sailed to a big 6-0 victory against Lawei Smit SC. By dint of these results, both Laitkor and PFR have a full 12 points from four outings, with Laitkor ahead on goal difference (+35 to +28). The top two teams from each group will make it to the semis.
Ridalin Suting (22′) and Elviorika Sohkhlet (27′) scored in what could be considered a derby game between two academies but it was a good contest, even if Kick Start were still left looking for a goal – they have been unable to score in all three of their matches.
Later on, Nisilia Majaw (3′, 20′, 46′) registered another hat-trick in what was one more dominant performance by Laitkor. Her first goal was a terrific left-footed hook that took everyone by surprise, the second was a penalty conversion and the third, in the second half, was another stunner.
Iaraplang Nongrum (7′), Iawanlang Nongbet (36′) and Solina Jaba (56′) provided the other goals for Laitkor.
Tomorrow will witness two Group B fixtures – Synroplang 77 versus Lumparing SC in the first encounter at 2:30PM, followed by Maw U-Tieng against Mawlai SC at 4:15PM.
(Shillong Sports Association photo. Laitkor in blue vs Lawei Smit in black)