Pune, 16 May 2020: Pune fought off the stiff challenge of Thane 1-0 to enter the semifinals of the Under-17 District Girls Championship at Minatai Thakre Stadium, Nashik, here on Monday.
Playing the second quarterfinal of the day, Pune settled the match through an early first-half strike by skipper captain Poorva Gaikwad (10th) which turned out to be the winner. Both teams matched each other thereafter but Pune held on to their slender lead to prevailed
Pune will now take on hosts Nashik in the semifinals. Nashik won their quarterfinal in similar manner defeating Buldhana 1-0.
Earlier, Pune defeated Hingoli 8-0 in the first round.