Sankalp stars in Cunchelim easy win

Sankalp Korgaonkar netted his seventh goal in three matches after scoring a second half hat-trick in a 19-minute blitz as Cunchelim Sports Club routed AA de Moira 4-1 in GFA’s Third Division Bardez Zone football at Moira ground, Thursday. Cunchelim led 1-0 at the interval.

Cunchelim began on a positive note and took the lead when Mahadonor Harijan blasted in the opener after just 96 seconds. Cunchelim had to wait until the 62nd minute to double their lead when Sankalp netted. Sankalp added a further two in the 70th and 81st  minute to complete his second hat-trick of the season.

In the final five minutes, Akshay Moraskar smashed the ball home from 25 yards to pull one back for Moira.

Cunchelim tallied six points from three matches while Moira stay on three points after two games.

At St Christopher ground, Tivim, Mansoor Khan scored thrice as CJ Brothers Sports Club, Valpoi trounced BAFF 5-1. The referee awarded a total of three penalties.

Mansoor opened the scoring in the 33rd minute after receiving a curved pass from Tejas. However, the advantage was nullified early in the second half when Sushant Pal converted a spot kick for BAFF to make it 1-1.

In the 66th minute, Saif Khan punted in to regain the lead for CJ Brothers and within five minutes Devraj Naik scored from a spot kick

to make it 3-1.

In the final 12 minutes, Mansoor slotted home a spot kick for CJ Brothers and in the dying minutes Mansoor sealed victory for CJ Brothers as he tapped in a cross from Moses.

CJ Brothers have collected nine points from three games and are on the verge of qualifying for the play-offs.

At Tembi ground, Anjuna, Sai Avtar Sports Club and Holiday Sports Club drew goalless.

Our Margao correspondent adds: Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda came from behind to beat United Club, Benaulim 2-1in Group G Salcete Zone GFA’s Third Division League at St John Baptist ground, Dando-Benaulim, Thursday. Don Bosco trailed 0-1 at half time.

Benaulim forged ahead in the 16th minute when Denzil Goes bulged the net. Don Bosco’s  Jerry Fernandes equalised in the 66th  minute.

Don Bosco scored the match-winner in the 78th minute through Jerry.

In Group C, Navelim Sporting Club blanked Enfermos Sports Club 2-0. Velinko Pereira and Alrich Coelho netted one each in the first half. [H]