City girls face crushing defeat to HimachalApril 22, 2019, Kolhapur, Chandigarh
Last year’s semifinalists Himachal Pradesh handed a 5-0 defeat to Chandigarh in the opening Group G match of the Junior Girls’ National Football Championships in Kolhapur.
Poonam netted the opening goal in the second minute. Manisha scored a brace (12th minute, 14th minute) to give Himachal Pradesh a three-goal lead.
Poonam got her second in the 61st minute, while skipper Anju scored the team’s fifth goal in the 78th minute to confirm an easy win.
In a Group H match, Lalrinmuani came up with a stunning hat-trick as Mizoram hammered Punjab 9-0. The striker netted in the 6th minute, 41st minute and 45th minute to push Punjab on back foot. Lalnunsiami added two goals (62nd minute, 87th minute), while Vanlalnghaki (65th minute), K Ngopaw Di (47th minute), skipper Lalhlupuii Varte (10th minute) and Nancy Lalhlimpuii (57th minute) added a goal each.