8/8/2019 7:04:38 PM (GMT+3)

Joseph tricks Gokulam Kerala to 4-0 win over Chennaiyin

Joseph tricks Gokulam Kerala to 4-0 win over Chennaiyin

KOLKATA: Gokulam Kerala captain Marcus Joseph scored a hat-trick as the Malabarians kicked off their Durand Cup with a 4-0 win over Chennaiyin FC 4-0 at Howrah Stadium on Thursday.

The Trinidad and Tobago forward set the tone in the first half with a wonderful goal followed by his second in the 66th minute from the spot and then sealed the win in the 75th.

Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka also got on to the score sheet in the 68th.

Gokulam fielded five Kerala players in the starting eleven while Brazilian midfielder Bruno Pellisari started on the bench as only three foreigners are allowed at a time in the tournament. 

Both the teams had a slow start as the players found it hard to move the ball on the wet ground after a downpour.

Malabarians face Air Force on August 12 in their second match in the group.

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