National Finals, School Girls: Nilmani English School, Imphal vs St. Joseph's International School, Hisar
Welcome to the preview for the National Finals in the School Girls Category. These two teams have worked really hard and now only one game stands between them and glory. The fixture is set for tomorrow in Mumbai, till then take a look at how these teams have fared so far in the National Finals.
The first team, Nilmani English School, Imphal snuck into the Finals game on the back of some really good defense. Their offense is not firing at all cylinders yet. They have managed to win three games, drawing one after four games played. But they have only scored five goals in these matches. Their goals leader is Thoibisana Toijam, with three goals. She also leads the team with 11 match points. Their goalkeeper, leading from the front, has four clean sheets. Seems ridiculous but it's true. Their goalkeeper, Keisham Melody is in the running for the Golden Glove for her outstanding goalkeeping in the previous. Some of her saves are truly eye catching and amazing. Even though their offense isn't in full form yet, this is one team you do not want to count out. Once they get to playing, they truly look unstoppable.
The second team in the finals is St. Joseph's International School, Hisar. This team has the ability to control the game from either side of the ball, offensively as well as defensively. Their record so far is the same as their opponents. After four matches played they have three wins and one draw. But the main difference is that they have scored 11 goals in these matches. Poonam their goals leader has six goals to her name. She also leads the team with 14 match points. Their defense is also strong with four clean sheets. That stat is as amazing as it sounds, this defense is yet to allow a single goal in the National Finals stage. This is one team that has you on the edge of the seat waiting in anticipation for the next goal!