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FC Alakhpura beat Hans Women FC 1-0 in Indian Women's League football

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

FC Alakhpura beat FC 1-0 in the opening match of the third edition of the football here on Sunday.

India U-18 international scored the only goal of the match as the team from grabbed all the three points at the

It was FC which dominated the match in the early period, with Nigerian plotting their attacks.

However, Alakhpura soon began to take control of the match and started playing their swift passing game.

It took them a little over a quarter of an hour to open the scoring through The forward was played through inside the opposition area, as she rounded off the Hans keeper Deepika Venkatesh and plonked the ball into the net.

That goal jolted Hans, but Alakhpura's high-pressing game did not give them much chance to get their attacks going.

came closest to drawing the scores level in the second half, when she made her way into the box from the right and just had to put it past the keeper from an angle. But Alakhpura custodian Neelam got down and made a fine save to keep her side ahead.

Despite the incessant attacks of Alakhpura, led by Samiksha, Hans kept finding spaces on the counter.

Anushka was in the thick of the action again as she got the better of a defender and played who shot wide.

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First Published: Sun, May 05 2019. 17:40 IST