3/27/2018 1:00:02 AM (GMT+3)

Goa stay in hunt for semifinal berth in Santosh Trophy

Goa stay in hunt for semifinal berth in Santosh Trophy

KOLKATA, India: Goa bounced back into contention for a semifinal spot in the Santosh Trophy for National Championship thanks to a hat-trick by Victorino Fernandes that helped his side thrash Odisha 6-1 on Monday.

Goa dominated proceedings and scored through Victorino in the 15th minute, but Odisha equalised a minute later through Sunil Sardar.

Victorino earned the lead at the stroke of half-time following a cross from Nestor Dias.

The Goan captain completed his hat-trick in the 54th minute while Machroy Peixito scored the fourth in 59th.

The fifth goal was scored by Shubert Jonas Perriera while Marcus Mascarenhas completed the rout.

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