PANJIM: Merces Club proved their dominance with a 4-2 win against Kevnem Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Third Division League match played at Taleigao ground, on Wednesday.
In an evenly contested first session, it was Merces Club, which took the lead in the 4th minute through Sohan Phadte. The striker used his pace and accuracy to get the first goal for his side when he beat the rival defender with a quick run before placing the ball past the onrushing keeper.
Kevnem SC were at their back and soon levelled terms in the 19th minute when Bhanudas Gawas scored with a curling shot from the box.
Merces SC kept on attacking and soon were up once again thanks to Sohan, who once close range effort had no answer from the rival keeper.
But Kevnem side were stubborn to let Merces walk the first half with a goal advantage as they kept the rivals on their toes. The much needed equalising goal came at the half hour mark and Tajnath Khandolkar restored parity of Kevnem.
Crossing over Deeshan Kunkolkar put Merces ahead in the game in the 51st minute before Sohan completed his hat-trick in the 72nd minute and took the match way ahead of Kevnem SC. Merces won 4-2. Kevnem’s Tanmai Gawas was cautioned by the referee for holding an opponent player.