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WATCH: Sethu FC knock down the East Bengal defence in IWL QFs

Former Hero IWL champions Sethu Madurai FC made easy work of East Bengal FC as they registered a dominant 9-0 win in the quarter-final held at the Shahibaug Police Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The team from Tamil Nadu looked sharp in the attack right from the first whistle. Apurna Narzary gave them the lead in the 12th minute after she squared off a cross from the left flank by Priyadharshini. Narzary then made it two in the 21st minute with an intended cross which looped into the back of the net after the Red and Gold defence failed to clear it.

In the 34th minute, Sethu took the game further away from their opponents’ reach as Kajol DSouza showed great composure on the ball inside the box and lashed it home to make it 3-0.

Left winger Priyadharshini's cross from the left flank was intercepted by goalkeeper Keisham Melody Chanu, but Naorem Priyangka Devi was in the right place at the right time to slot it home.

Despite being in the driver’s seat at 4-0, Sethu Madurai showed hunger to score more and displayed an attractive brand of attacking football in the second half. In the 50th minute, Narzary completed her hat-trick after shooting from close range. DSouza earned the assist for the goal as she kept hold of the ball inside the box and passed it onto her unmarked teammate at the right time.

Narzary continued to add to her tally for the evening, first scoring after a darting run from the right hand side of the box before finishing off a solid team move for her fifth of the game, which was assisted by Sumati Kumari.

It wasn’t over for Narzary. The 19-year-old converted Kiran Pisda's cross for her sixth and Sethu's eighth of the game in injury time. Finally, to put the game to bed, Ivy Faith Atieno capped the fantastic evening for Sethu Madurai by making it 9-0 in the dying seconds of the game. Apurna Narzary turned provider this time as she rightfully took home the Player of the Match Award.

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