19th Senior Women’s National Football Championship 2010-11



  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
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  • mcruicmcruic 0 Points
    There's a report of the game here in Hindi.

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    It was 1-0 at half-time, Orissa's goal coming after 6 minutes, and it seems the weather was really bad in the 2nd half (rain and wind), but the direction of the wind and rain favoured Orissa, and they scored 4 goals in 53, 66, 73 and 77 minutes. The West Bengal players were complaining about the conditions and eventually the match was stopped with 5 minutes to go. They play the remaining 5 minutes tomorrow morning at 6:30am (isn't that extremely early for a match to begin?).

    Crazy situation...
  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    So, the 5 mins ended...no change!!!

    Orissa thrashed West Bengal 5-0 to lift the 19th Senior Women’s National Championship played at Bhillai, Chhattisgarh. Sasmita Mallick bagged a brace, while Jabamani Soren, Pinki Bompal Magare and Sardhanjali scored a goal each for the winners.

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  • 5 minutes of football!!! haha...I imagine everybody packed bags and came to ground, busses waiting... some how stood in grouynd for 5 minute and then went away...haha ..Its like a joke <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->
  • archakarchak 2082 Points
    5 minutes of football!!! haha...I imagine everybody packed bags and came to ground, busses waiting... some how stood in grouynd for 5 minute and then went away...haha ..Its like a joke <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->
    It happens only in India
  • farhanafarhana 0 Points
    the way the tournament has been conducted - looks like they just are running the tournament as a formality which everybody wants to finish off quickly
  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    Rise From The Ashes

    By Saurav Pradhan
    Indian Sports News

    Losing by 25-0, 17-0 is not something which any team would like to add to their record books. Score line as pathetic as this is enough to annihilate any team’s dreams and hopes. But there are some who learn from their mistakes and resort to a retribution path against its own performance, and this feeling of vengeance helps them achieving new heights.

    Ask the Orissa women’s football squad and they would tell how true it is. Orissa, which made her debut at the 1993 National Women’s Football Championship, were brutalized and embarrassed by their fellow states. It seemed as though it was the end of the road for them. But adversity brought the best out of them and with their steep fortitude, they hit back with pomp and glory. The 2011 edition of the Senior National Women's Football Championship saw Orissa score 48 goals and conceding just one.

    From being an obscure entity in 1993 to becoming the national champions in 2011, the team has traversed a long path on their way to glory.

    But then making the team rise from ashes was not something that was done in a day or two. It took them 19 years of patience and utmost will power to achieve this extra-ordinary feat. The team resurrected and announced its arrival with daunting authority.

    “I am very happy being a part winning side. 19 years ago when we came home from Assam with a huge defeat, we thought if the other teams can beat us why not we beat them? With a high spirit we started focusing on football in our unit-2 football ground. And we started the damage control and tried building our team block by block. And the hard work did not prove futile,” said the lamenting senior most player of the team Shradhhanjali Samantray.

    “This the first time we won the gold in the senior championship. This was a reverie of Orissa football since a long time. I feel very fortunate captaining the gold winning side. The support of my colleagues and coaching staff was very commendable,” said Alochana Senapati, the captain of the Orissa Team.

    But then this win has a lot of harsh and saddening story behind it. Lack of government support, proper infrastructure and lack of funds has always stood as barrier between them and glory. Madhusmita, who hails from Kendrapara, still walks more than five kilometers to attain football coaching. Kanakalata (name changed), could not attain national football camp due to lack of money. Many of the players have lot of hair raising stories to tell, but do not want to come out of the shell anticipating the wrath of the government or association.

    “We are playing good for the last couple of years, but government has not given us the assistance we deserve. Many players do not even get the right kind of nutrition. Many are leaving the state for better opportunities. Many are playing for the state team for more than 10 years without any government jobs or financial help. The government and big corporate houses need to assist the team for better show in coming years,” said Gayatri Mallick, a senior pro, who also holds a master degree in physical education.

    When asked about this to the Sanjay Behera, Secretary of Orissa Football Association, he said, “We are very happy with the performance of the players. The association has announced to provide a sum of Rs 2.2 lacs to the team. The state government has planned to make Orissa Police Female Football Team and would recruit players from the state team.”

    The highest goal scorer of the tournament Sasmita Mallik said, “We give our best for the team. But with better infrastructure the home team would do better.’

    The rise of these fallen angels indeed did include a lot of hard work and it was not by any means brevity. They developed block by block and have emerged as the ‘Phoenix’. But this fairytale success story would get cut short if they do not start getting required amount of help from the government and corporate houses. The road that has been laid after so much dedication would go astray if timely intervention is not by the government for the escalating the present standards.

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