Cletus Paul hattrick sinks a determined KSA side

Mumbai FC continues their impressive form as they thumped a determined Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) 5-2 on 13th November, 2015 at Cooperage Stadium, Churchgate in an Elite Division match of Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA).

Cletus Paul bagged a fantastic hattrick for Mumbai FC with Japanese recruit Taisuke Matsugae gave the victors an early lead while Sandesh Gadkari also got on the scoresheet. For Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) the goals came through Patrick Mascarenhas and Arihi Uchena.

It took Mumbai FC just 4 minutes to open the scoring, Ramu Shrikant’s cross met Sandesh Gadkari who flicked the loose ball towards Taisuke Matsugae, the Japanese recruit headed in perfectly to give Khalid Jamil’s side a deserving lead.

Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) fought back with a brilliant goal ten minutes later. Max Itanselen’s delightful cross found Patrick Mascarenhas, who beat the offside trap and beautifully volleyed his effort into the right bottom corner to level the game at 1-1.

3 minutes later, Erik Brown danced his way through two Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) defenders, only to see his left footed drive saved by Kishan Sulegai.

Kishan Sulegai again proved to be the saviour for Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) as he once again showed good reflexes to deny Mumbai FC’s Gurtej Singh.

With a minute left in the first-half, Mumbai FC finally scored their second goal. Erik Brown’s free kick was met by Cletus Paul, who brilliantly headed his effort into the left bottom corner, leaving the score at 2-1 in Mumbai FC’s favour going into the break.

The second-half was dominated by Mumbai FC as they scored three quick goals to put the tie to bed.

Sandesh Gadkari was the first one to score in the second-half as his right footed drive on 53rd minute made it 3-1 for Mumbai FC, couple of minutes later Cletus Paul was set on goal by Sandesh Gandakri, who rounds the Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) goalkeeper Kishan Sulegai to increase Mumbai’s lead to three goals.

Cletus Paul completed his hattrick on 68th minute with a fine diving header from Steven Dias’s cross to further increase Mumbai’s lead.

The final goal of the evening came when Karnataka Sports Association’s (KSA) substitute Arihi Uchela cut short the deficit to three goals with a brilliant solo goal on 75h minute.

Mumbai FC, who conceded just two goals prior to this game conceded for the first time in three games.

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