Kangchup Road Young Physical and Sports Association (KRYPSHA) FC cruised to a 4-0 victory over Kickstart FC Karnataka in the opening match of 4th Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) in Bengaluru on Friday.
Dangmei Grace scored a brace, with Anju Tamang and Ratanbali Devi also opening their IWL accounts, on the way to a thoroughly dominant victory.
KRYPSHA had the upper hand on paper, boasting the likes of Sweety Devi at the back, Ratanbala Devi spearheading the attack and skipper Dangmei Grace in the middle of the park.
Dangmei Grace made no mistake when she was played through on goal, and with only the keeper to beat, hammered it onto the roof of the net to score the first goal of the season, in the 15th minute.
Their lead was doubled just four minutes later, this time by Anju Tamang. In what seemed like a carbon copy of the first goal, she maintained her composure and slotted it past a helpless a Rashmi Kumari in the Kickstart goal.
It was Grace again, who capitalised on a total lapse of concentration in the Kickstart backline to add the third in the 36th minute.
She had the chance to complete her hat-trick in the 41st minute, but the keeper did well to come out of her line and tackle her.
The challenge seemed fair but the collision between the two, however, rendered both women unable to continue.
Grace was replaced by Asharani Devi while substitute keeper Aiswarya A came on for their injured keeper.
In the second half, Kickstart did very little to weave any real threat and Krypsa piled more misery on them with a fourth.
In the 64th minute, a speculative clearance from just outside the Krypsha box had put Ratanbali Devi through on goal, and with acres of space and ample time, she rounded off the keeper to complete the rout.