Women's Football
Banking on convincing start, Mizoram, Railways look for victory in Hero Senior Women’s NFC semi-final
06 Dec 2021

By Sruti Chakraborty,
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: Mizoram will clash with Railways in the first semi-final match OF the Hero Senior Women’s National Football Championship 2021-22 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. 

Mizoram qualified for the semi-final stage for the first time ever in the history of the Hero Senior Women’s NFC. Elizabeth Vanlalmawii (10′, 87′) and Lalnunsiami (24′, 66′) scored a brace each to lead Mizoram to the victory against Maharashtra, who made it through to the semifinals by virtue of a solitary goal by Karen Pais (47′) in the third quarter-final match. 

On the other hand, last edition’s runner-up Railways faced Goa in their quarter-final clash and won by four goals. It was a six-goal affair where Supriya Routray (45+1′, 56′, 58′) scored a hat-trick in the match while Mamta (69′) scored the fourth goal for Railways. For Goa, both goals came from Sushmita Jadhav (33′, 90+1′).

Mizoram were placed in Group G with Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Uttarakhand in the group stage of the tournament. They won two against hosts Kerala (3-2) and Madhya Pradesh (4-0), before a draw with Uttarakhand (0-0) sealed their progression to the knockout stages.

Meanwhile, Railways were placed in Group B with Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. They secured a big victory against Dadra & Nagar Haveli scoring 5 goals in their first match and netted 4 goals against Chhattisgarh in their second one to confirm their seat in the quarter finals with Goa. 

The first semi-final match of the Hero Senior Women’s NFC will kick off at 9.30 AM IST on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the EMS Stadium, Kozhikode. The match will be streamed live on the Indian Football Team's Facebook page, and Indian Football's official YouTube channel.

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