IWL Final: Gokulam Kerala FC thrashed Kickstart FC 5-0 in the final of the Indian Women's League, the top division women's professional football league in India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Gokulam Kerala have now won the IWL three times, twice in a row. On Sunday too, they ran riot against their opponents from Karnataka, the star of the show being Sabitra Bhandari. The Nepalese striker finished with 29 goals, comfortably winning the Golden Boot of the IWL season.
As it happened:
- 21 May 2023 2:23 PM GMT
Even as Gokulam run riot here, their former player Jyoti Chauhan scripts history in Croatia.
- 21 May 2023 1:37 PM GMT
Floodlights on at the stadium. Kickstart have made a bright start to the second half. Twice they have made forays into the Gokulam box early on.
And now Linthoi Gambi hits a shot from 35 yards out! Their first shot on target of the match.
- 21 May 2023 1:18 PM GMT
With one minute left in the first half, Sabitra almost gets herself a second, rolling the ball just past the far post.
All one way traffic in the first half. Too hot to handle for Chaoba Devi and her girls, Gokulam FC. They are indeed the powerhouses of Indian women's football.
- 21 May 2023 1:12 PM GMT
All hands on deck for Kickstart, such that their forwards are also having to sit deep and defend. Gokulam still managing to find the gaps to thread in the passes. At this stage, the only question is whether Kickstart can walk away from this match with honour.
Only one attempt from Kickstart in this 1st half so far.