The Asian Age - - Sport -

Mum­bai: Ma­ha­rash­tra on Sun­day played bril­liantly and went on to record a thump­ing 10- 0 win against a lowly Dadra Na­gar Haveli in their sec­ond Group- B league match of the West Zone leg of the Na­tional Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship for the San­tosh Tro­phy 2018- 19 at So­la­pur. Hosts Ma­ha­rash­tra en­joyed a com­mand­ing 7- 0 ad­van­tage at in­ter­val. This is the sec­ond suc­ces­sive win for Ma­ha­rash­tra, who now oc­cupy top po­si­tion in the group with six points and are vir­tu­ally as­sured of a place in the semi­fi­nal. They meet Ra­jasthan in the last league game on Tues­day, a me­dia re­lease said. Ear­lier, Gu­jarat pro­duced a strong sec­ond half per­for­mance and banged in five goals dur­ing this pe­riod to hand Ra­jasthan a thump­ing 6- 0 de­feat. Gu­jarat strik­ers Musamiyan Syed and Aditya Jha both net­ted a brace of goals each while Pa­van Ra­manuj and Arun Chaud­hary added one each to round off the win­ning mar­gin. Ma­ha­rash­tra started in dom­i­neer­ing fash­ion but had to wait till the 18th minute to open the scor­ing with San­ket Soloke scor­ing the first of his four goals. Re­sults: Ma­ha­rash­tra 10 ( San­ket Salokhe 4, Arif Shaikh 2, Mrunal Tan­del, Linekar Machado, Ro­han Shukla, Vin­od­ku­mar Pandey) BT Dadra Na­gar Haveli 0. Gu­jarat 6 ( Musamiyan Syed 2, Aditya Jha 2, Pa­van Ra­manuj, Arun) bt Ra­jasthan 0.

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