FC Goa blitz Jamshedpur FC
FC Goa 5 (Devendra Murgaokar 20’ 44’ Princeton Rebello 26’ Muhammed Nemil 46’ 81)
Jamshedpur FC 0
In the day’s second game, FC Goa authored a dominating performance to blitz JFC 5-0 to finish on top with nine points and push their ISL rivals out of the 130th Durand Cup.
It was an incident free first quarter of an hour, with Goa keeping the likes of Glan Martins and Makan Chote on the bench and giving Brandon a start along with a third keeper in the tournament in Hrithik Tiwari.
They were looking to take control and eventually Devendra got a free-header off a corner in the 20th minute and nodded home from close to give Goa their first of the game. Then six minutes later, Princeton Rebello got two bites of the cherry inside the JFC box and blasted the second one home past a hapless Vishal Yadav under the JFC bar.
Murgaokar then tapped in a third, his second of the game and third of the tournament, a minute before a break to make it 3-0 for the Goans at half time.
The talented Muhammed Nemil then made the second half his own with a double strike. He scored the first just after commencement and then in the 81st minute smartly chipped the keeper for his third of the tournament and Goa’s fifth of the game.
It was a resounding performance and Nemil was the deserving Man of the Match.
(With inputs from Pratyusha Mukherjee, a BBC Journalist based in Kolkata)