Sporting Clube drub Rangdajied for third victory

Sporting Clube drub Rangdajied for third victory

Sporting Clube de Goa scored their third successive victory as they blanked bottom placed Rangdajied United SC 3-0 to move to fourth place in the Airtel I-League match played at Duler stadium here on Thursday. 

Sporting, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Ogba Kalu (13th), Deepak Devrani (31st) and Karpeh (71st).

The win takes Sporting Clube de Goa to 10 points from five matches, the same as Salgaocar FC and Pune FC. Rangdajied United remained at the bottom with two points from six matches.

Sporting coach Oscar Bruzon, looking for a hat-trick of wins, made only one change in his side, which beat Mohun Bagan, by bringing in Deepak Devrani in place of Joyner Lourenco. 

While Rangdajied United coach Santosh Kashyap, looking for their first win, made two changes bringing in Pratik Chowdhury and Sandesh Gadkari in place of Edmar Figueira and Nagen Tamang. 

Sporting started on an attacking note and Rangdajied’s defence crumbled when Cajetan Fernandes’ corner from the left was headed down by Rowllin Borges, with the ball falling in the path of Kalu who poked the ball past Suriyar in the 13th minute. 

Sporting kept the pressure on and increased the lead in the 31st minute when Deepak Devrani rose high from an unmarked position to head the ball into the far corner of the net from a flag-kick taken by Cajetan Fernandes from the left. 

Sporting, who looked more dominant, came with raids with Kalu sending his header wide in the 66th minute.

Minutes later the Rangdajied citadel again crumbled when Cajetan released Karpeh, who cut past onrushing Pariyar before slotting the ball home to make it 3-0 in the 71st minute. 

Substitute Victorino Fernandes had a glorious chance to score in the 82nd minute after being played upfront by Deepak Devran but he missed out.

Meanwhile, in Kolkata, Mohammedan Sporting and United Sports Club played out a goalless draw. 

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