- Marcus, Victorino shine in Sporting win
Marcus, Victorino shine in Sporting win
MAPUSA: Riding on a brace by Marcus and Victorino, Sporting Clube de Goa thrashed Vasco Sport Club 5-1 in the Goa Professional League match organised by GFA played at Duler Stadium, here on Wednesday.
Sporting moved to 16 points while Vasco continue to linger at the mid-table with 10 points from eight matches.
Marcus Mascarenhas and Victorino Fernandes got two goal each with Cajetan Fernandes contributing the fifth goal for Sporting while Hussain Pinjar found the target for Vasco.
Both the teams having drawn their previous match needed a win to strengthen their position in the league table and it was Sporting who had the first look at the goal when in the 9th minute Cajetan's Fernandes well struck freekick hit the upright and went out.
Sporting keeper Melroy Fernandes quick thinking denied Vasco taking the lead in the 15th minute as he charged out in the nick of time to prevent Shubham in getting hold off an intelligent pass by Aman Govekar
However in the 19th minute keeper Melroy Fernandes couldn’t do much to stop Vasco's Hussain Pinjars strike in finding the nets from a long ball by teammate Beneston Barretto.
Sporting kept pressurising and gotthe equaliser in the 33rd minute when Marcus Mascarenhas long ranger hit the leg of Lenstan Afonso and entered the net despite a valiant attempt by keeper Sanju Thappa, 1-1.
Cajetan Fernandes then made it 2-1for Sporting from the penalty spot in added time of the first half after Vasco's Sanwil D'Costa was booked for a dangerous tackle on Ganesh Thakur
Crossing ends Vasco seemed out of sorts and were taken to the cleaners by Sporting as they pumped in three more goals.
In the 49th minute substitute Victorino Fernandes who had just came in for Sporting busted into the opponents goal area and slotted the ball into the nets, 3-1.
Marcus Mascarenhas then got his second and his side's fourth goal in the 69th minute with a well directed header from a free-kick taken by Cajetan
It got further worse for Vasco in the 83rd minute when Sporting’s Victorino Fernandes scored his brace with a simple tap from a cross by Fady Riad to end a disappointing day. The huge score line will have an impact on Vasco goal difference on the league table.