ONGC smash eight past G.M. Sports in a goalfest

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) thrashed a struggling Great Mother Sports Club (GMSC) 8-2 in an Elite Division game of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) at Cooperage on Monday, 2nd November 2015. Parminder Singh was on fire for ONGC as he bagged four goals in what was one of the most open games of football played in the Elite Division in the recent time.

G.M Sports who came into the game on the back of a 8-1 hammering and having lost all of their previous games so far in the Elite Division, got off to a good start when Steve N’Cho fired them into a 9th minute lead. However G.M.S.C’s joy lasted just just five minutes when Parminder Singh equalized for ONGC.

Parminder Singh who has been in top form since the end of last season then popped up again in the 19th minute to hand ONGC the lead. The G.M Sports defence was in suicidal mode and were breached once again four minutes later when Kailash Patil got in on the act and put ONGC 3-1 up in the 23rd minute.

G.M.S.C didn’t know what had hit them and were all over the place defensively allowing Kailash Patil to get his second of the game in the 30th minute and give ONGC a 4-1 lead. ONGC too weren’t too assured at the back and kept on giving the G.M.S.C strikers hope.

The game was completely opened up and it seemed a goal was always around the corner when either of the two teams attacked, but somehow it managed to stay at 4-1 when the referee blew for half time.

G.M.S.C had a spirited half time conversation and that reflected in their approach coming out in the second half. They were rewarded just two minutes into the second half A. Kapadia smashed in his shot into the net to give G.M.S.C hope again.

However their porous defence meant they were once again opened up in the 57th minute when Parminder Singh grabbed his hat-trick and restored ONGC’s three goal lead. G.M.S.C’s Steve N’Cho was unlucky not to have reduced the deficit for G.M.S.C when his scissor kick was superbly palmed away by the ONGC goalkeeper before N’Cho’s another effort in the same attack thundered against the crossbar.

But there was no such misfortune for Parminder Singh who grabbed his fourth goal in the 63rd minute to put ONGC 6-2 in front. Subtsitute Nishant Rana who signed for ONGC at the start of the season scored his first goal for the club when he smashed a right footed shot into the top corner, giving the G.M.S.C goalkeeper little chance even at his near post to make it 7-2 in the 84th minute.

The G.M.S.C goalkeeper’s miserable day was to get worse when his miskick saw the ball fall to F. Lalmuanpuia forty yards from goal as the ONGC midfielder quite brilliantly picked out the goal to cap off a goalfest at Cooperage which ended 8-2 in favour of ONGC.

ONGC got their goal scoring touch back, but coach C. Pinho would be worried about his side’s leaky defence which was found wanting on more than one occasion. But there are massive worries for G.M.S.C who shipped eight goals for a second game running and remain without a point at this stage in the season.

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