Jamshedpur, Mar 14 : Mumbai FC rode on a hat-trick by Cletus Paul to beat ONGC by 3-1 at the 6th U-20 I-League played here Thursday.
Mumbai FC took lead in the 43rd minute and extended it with a fine strike on the 54th minute.
ONGC reduced the margin through Prudhuvi K on the 58th minute but that was not enough. Cletus Paul completed his hat-trick by adding another goal to his tally on the 89th min at Gopal Maidan.
In the second match played at JRD Tata Sports Complex, Mohun Bagan were handed a shock defeat by Shillong Lajong.
Mohun Bagan went down by 3-1 against the team from north east.
Prohlad Roy scored on the 25th minute and gave the lead to the green and maroon brigade. The joy was cut short just before the half time through a 44th minute equalizer by Zoding Liana.
The second half witnessed a lackluster game by the Kolkata team which saw Shillong Lajong taking advantage and scoring two goals to seal the upset victory.
For Lajong, Lalram Munna scored twice on the 50th and 64th minutes to finish the game at 3-1 in favor of Shillong Lajong.
With the loss Mohun Bagan finished second in their group.
Sesa Goa emerged winners against their compatriot Churchill Brothers. The battle changed momentum on a regular basis but at the end Sesa held on and emerged winners with a margin of 4-2.
Sesa took the lead on the 10th min through Olvin Cardozo which was cut short by a strike by Romario Fernandes on the 18th minute from Churchill Brothers.
Sesa again took the lead on the 26th minute with the help of a fine goal again from Olvin Fernandes. The score read 2-1 at the lemon break in favor of Sesa Goa.
The second half saw both the teams battling hard for ball possession but neither converting their chances.
Churchill was caught napping twice in the later part of the second half when Stephen Colaco scored twice on the 80th and 83rd minutes of the match taking the scoreline to 4-1 in favor of Sesa Goa.
Churchill fought hard to reduce margin but could only manage to score on the 90th minute through a close range strike from their defender Satish Singh.
It was too late though as the final score read 4-2 in favor of Sesa Goa. Sesa Goa topped their group by virtue of the
The final match of the day between Tata Football Academy and Dempo witnessed some aggressive football from both the sides but eventually Tata Football Academy emerging victorious with a margin of 2-0.
Both the teams fought hard in the pitch at Gopal Maidan but an early strike from Manash Sarkar gave the lead to TFA. They held on to the lead in the first half.
The second half saw the battle continuing but Dempo couldn’t find the TFA net. The match was eventually put beyond Dempo’s
reach when Udanta Singh scored on the 86th min to seal it for Tata Football Academy.
With the victory, Tata Football Academy finished second in their group behind East Bengal.