Victorino nets hat-trick in Sporting Clube de Goa victory


15/09/2014 …. Victorino Fernandes netted a superb hat-trick in the opening 32 minutes as Sporting Clube de Goa cruised to a 3-0 victory over Calangute Association, in a round four match of Gfa’s Goa Pro League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Sunday. The Flaming Oranje led 3-0 at the interval.

Sporting Goa’s Victorino was handed his first start of the season and rewarded the fans with the first hat-trick of the Goa Pro League, with three well executed goals which took his tally for the season to five and puts him on top of the scorer’s charts.

The match took a sour note in the closing stages when the Sporting Goa Coach Oscar Bruzon was told to exit the bench by the referee after taking his protest too far with the fourth official, regarding on offside decision.

Sporting Goa raced into the lead after just four minutes when Victorino wonderfully controlled a long threw ball from Rahul Kumar, before lifting the ball over the defenders head and burying it into the bottom corner.

Eight minutes later a bouncing ball from Rahul was again collected by Victorino and this time he lobbed the ball over the outrushing goalkeeper’s head.

As the game progressed, Sporting Goa continued to grow in confidence and Beevan D’Mello sent in a delicious pass for Victorino who managed to give two rampaging Calangute defenders the slip and nail the ball into the back of the net.

Late on, Victorino received a nice reception from the large crowd as he left the field to be replaced by substitute Boima Jerry Karpeh.

The victory gives Sporting Goa their first win of the season and takes their tally to 5 points from four matches, while Calangute remain on a single point after the same number of games.