IWL: Pyari Xaxa saves a point for Sports Odisha versus SSB Women

Sports Odisha held SSB Women to a 1-1 draw in their Indian Womens League 2022 match . Sandhya Kachhap came in from the right flank and bundled the Sports Odisha goalkeeper into the net to find the back of the net .

India Bhubaneswar (Odisha) (India), May 14: Sports Odisha held SSB Women to a 1-1 draw in their Indian Womens League 2022 match at the 7th Battalion Ground in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.From kickoff, the West Bengal team was on the offensive foot and made several breakthroughs in the first half.In the 29th minute, Sports Odisha came close to taking a surprise lead in the game.Naorem Sumila Chanu, Sandhya Kachhap, and Ngangom Anibala Devi all came close to scoring but failed to convert in the attacking third.

The Sports Odisha defense eventually opened the way, and SSB Women took a long-needed lead in the 41st minute.Sandhya Kachhap came in from the right flank and bundled the Sports Odisha goalkeeper into the net to find the back of the net.Sports Odisha gained more possession of the ball in the second half.Pyari Xaxa missed a rare chance in the 87th minute to pull one back for the local side.Following a mistake by the SSB Women goalkeeper, the forward was unable to move the ball inside an open goal.

In a one-on-one match, Xaxa beat the SSB Women goalkeeper and slotted the ball home to make it 1-1.The referee blowing the whistle turned it off, giving both teams a point each.