Sporting Clube drub Merces 8-0


Allwyn D’Souza and Manuel Fernandes netted a hat-trick each as Sporting Clube de Goa hammered Merces Club 8-0 in the GFA’s U-18 League at Dr Remigio Pinto grounds, Taleigao. Sporting led 2-0 at the interval.
Allwyn opened the scoring for Sporting after just 13 minutes, when he received the ball from Jesus Estrocio’s free-kick and blasted into the back of the net.
Five minutes later, Allwyn managed to head home a cross swung in by Jesus to double Sporting Goa’s lead. Shortly after the restart, Allwyn completed his hat-trick with a neat dribble into the box, before placing home.
Substitute Manuel received a nice ball from Toyston Mendonca to score Sporting’s fourth goal. Manuel completed his hat-trick with two similar solo efforts.
In the closing stages, Toyston controlled a pass from Joel Fernandes and hit a powerful strike into the back of the net, while Gautham Dias hammered the final nail in the coffin, after Ashwin D’Souza produced the assist.
The Flaming Oranje Juniors have now collected six points from two matches. [NT]