AHMEDABAD, MAY 3: Mumbai Knights FC have made a bright start to their IWL 2023 campaign with two wins and a draw in three matches. Grabbing seven of the nine available points, they sit second in Group A just two points below the defending champions, Gokulam Kerala FC.
Mumbai Knights FC are also one of the two teams yet to face defeat, Gokulam Kerala FC being the other.
As we head further in the group stages, the heavyweight clashes will be upon us. Mumbai Knights FC face East Bengal FC next.
East Bengal FC who have won two and lost one of their three matches so far will be looking to hand Mumbai Knights FC their first loss of the campaign.
Mumbai Knights played out a 0-0 draw against Misaka United FC in their previous match. With a host of changes from head coach Rutuja, Mumbai Knights looked good in possession but could not take their chances to seal all three points.
As the games come thick and fast Mumbai Knights will be looking for nothing more than three points in every game.
So far they’ve won two matches by a 1-0 margin and the third was a 0-0 draw. Priyanka scored the winner in the opening goal. An own goal won them the second one.
Can Mumbai Knights get the win the against East Bengal? Or will East Bengal hand the side from Maharashtra their first loss?
Squad to face East Bengal FC
GK: Kashmira Pednekar, Babitha Nadar
DF: Mansi Samre, Afreen Peerbhoy, VK Srutilakshmi, Ritu Rani, Pranita Nimkar, Nidhi Shetty, Sonali Salvi.
MF: Valencia D’Mello, Sushmita Jadhav, Karen Pais, Anjitha M.
FW: Karishma Shirvoikar, Priyanka, Jahnavi Shetty, Bhumika Mane, Mmehak Lobo, Alexandra Eccard, Namrata Thakur.