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  IWL: Odisha Police bow out from league stage
BHUBANESWAR,07 Feb 2020 (Team Orisports)

Odisha Police ended their campaign in the 4th Indian Women League (IWL) Football Tournament with 1-1 draw against Sreebhumi FC of West Bengal at Bangalore Football Stadium in Bangalore today.

Led by Karishma Oram, Odisha Police failed to qualify for semifinals as they finished third in Group-B with seven points. They played five matches in the tournament, won two, lost two and drew one.

In their five league matches, Odisha Police scored a total of nine goals and conceded 12. Jabamani Soren was the top scorer for the Odisha team with four goals, including a hat-trick.


Tikina Samal was another outstanding performer for Odisha. She played as a goalkeeper for the first three games and then as forward in the last three, during which she scored three goals.

Earlier, Odisha Police lost to Kenkre FC, Gokulam Kerala FC and beat Bangalore United FC and Bidesh XI. Mohammad Shahid Jabbar was the head coach of the Odisha Police team.

ODISHA POLICE TEAM: Karishma Oram (Captain), Rajeswari Das, Sonali Oram, Digi Majhi, Pravasini Parida, Parbati Kujur, Sasmita Behera, Sinulata Sahoo, Swarnapriya Nayak, Jabamani Soren, Anima Malik, Sasmita Ekka, Jasmani Samad, Hema Xaxa, Jyotsna Malik, Gomati Bara, Arati Anima Khadia, Tikina Samal (Goalkeeper).
Head Coach: Mohammad Shahid Jabbar; Assistant Coach: Gayatri Mallick; Manager: Sakina Nesa.

January 25:
Kenkre FC beat (Soumya Guguloth 25`, 39`, 69`) beat Odisha Police (Jabamani Soren 87`) 4-1.
29 January: Odisha Police (Jasmani Samad 50’) beat Bangalore United FC 1-0.
1 February: Odisha Police lost to Gokulam Kerala FC (Sabitra Bhandari 7’ 52’ 53’ 74’, 80’, Agbo Esperence 90’, Grace Lalhauhnar 90+2’) 0-7. PoM: Sabitra Bhandari.
4 February: Odisha Police (Arati Anima Khadi 24’, Tikina Samal 34’ 85’, Jabamani Soren 42’ 54’ 67’) beat Bidesh XI 0. PoM: Jabamani Soren.
7 February: Odisha Police (Tikina Samal 26’) drew with Sreebhumi FC (Poonam 78’-P) 1-1.
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TOP: Players and support staff of Odisha Police team pose in Cuttack before leaving for Bangalore to participate in Indian Women League.
RIGHT: Players Odisha Police team pose before their IWL match against Bidesh XI in Bangalore on 4 February, 2020.


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