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U-17 football: Tigresses, Lionesses set up summit clash

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Kalyani (West Bengal): Fourteen goals were scored in the two matches played on the second day of the FSDL organised U-17 women’s football tournament here on Wednesday.

The tournament is being organised to scouting for the best talents to form the U-17 national team ahead of the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by India next year.

Both matches on Wednesday saw seven goals apiece as Tigresses beat Panthers 5-2 and Lionesses defeated Cheetahs 6-1 to make it to the final to be played on Sunday with a game left to play.

Head coach Priya PV masterminded the five-star win for Tigresses over the Panthers in the first match of the evening. Anju (14′ and 27′) scored a brace while Nitu Lina (17′), Amisha Baxla (60′) and Karen Estrocio (66′) added their name on the scoresheet.

Panthers had something to cheer for as strikes from Shree Lakshmi (77′) and Lalnunsiami (80′) made for a respectable reading.

In the fourth game of the tournament, Lionesses took down Bembem Devi’s Cheetahs 6-1. Sumati Kumari (22′) Lynda Kom (27′ and 79′), Shilky Devi (34′ penalty), Priyangka Devi (71′) and Sai Sankhe (88′) scored for the Alex Ambrose-coached side while a scorcher from Priyanka Kashyap (31′) went in vain.

Before Sunday’s title clash, Tigresses and Lionesses will face each other in the final group stage game for bragging rights on Friday. Cheetahs and Panthers would vie for pride on the same day.

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