LUDHIANA: Rising Student Club managed to post their first win of the campaign, as they beat FC Alakhpura 2-1 at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, on Friday.
Sibani Sharma and Ashrita Kangadi scored the two goals for RSC, while Raveena had pulled one back in between for Alakhpura.
RSC had the early start, as they dominated possession in the opening exchanges and passed it around near their attacking third. It took them just eight minutes to break the deadlock.
Sibani Sharma lined up a free-kick from about 30 yards out. She thundered the ball towards Alakhpura goalkeeper Neelam, who managed to get a palm to it, but there was just too much power in that shot as the ball tumbled over the line.
That gave RSC more initiative to go forward in attack, as they pressed forward in attack. This gave Alakhpura the perfect opportunity to hit the Odisha side on the counter, as Raveena finished off a goalmouth melee to score the equaliser.
However, it did not take long for RSC to regain their lead, as Ashrita Kangadi finished off another attack just seconds after the Alakhpura goal.
The side from Haryana came out with more conviction in the second half, as substitute Pooja Devi took control in the middle of the park. With this result, RSC have posted their first win of the 2018-19 Hero Indian Women’s League campaign. However, both the sides were already out of contention for the semifinals.