National Finals, School Girls: Nilmani English School, Imphal crowned champions 2nd time in a row
The finale is here. The match to decide which team is the best after months of competition. The match to decide which team walks away with the highly coveted trophy. Read on below to find out how your favorite team did in the final match for the School Girls category.
The fixture was held in the Reliance Corporate Park in Mumbai on January 5th, 2020.
The two teams facing off in the final match were Nilamani English School and, Imphal and St. Joseph's International School, Hisar. Nilamani English School had some problems with their offense in the earlier stages so in order to score more heavily they started the match very aggressively, looking for quick goals from the first whistle. It paid off when in the 10th minute, Yumnam Laxmi got the ball near the nets after a corner kick and tapped it into the nets to put Nilamani Neligh School up 1-0. St. Joseph's International School needed that equalizer to stay in the game and were desperately looking for it. They didn't have to wait too long as they found it just seven minutes later. Varsha scored an amazing shot from the penalty area to the right corner of the nets for St. Joseph's International School to tie things up at 1-1.
At the end of the first half the scores were still tied 1-1 as neither team could find that go ahead goal that they so desperately sought.
The second half saw both teams trying hard to score the winning the goals but had no luck. Three minutes were added at the 60 minute mark. Taking advantage of this, the leading scorer for Nilamani English School, Thoibisana Toijam beat the goalkeeper and tapped the ball into the nets giving her team the advantage. St. Joseph's International School tried their hardest to equalize the game but there simply wasn't enough time as Nilamani English School were crowned champions in the School Girls category for the second year in a row. The player of the match went to Nilamani English School's Keisham Chanu. She also won the Golden Glove. The Golden Boot award went to Titaguri High School's Maidangshri Nazary. The final award, the Golden Ball was given to St. Joseph's International School's Mamta.
You can check out the match centre here.