Edmund Lalrindika and Rahul Yadav score hat-tricks
The Goan Network
Riding on hat-tricks from Edmund Lalrindika and Rahul Yadav, AIFF U-17 routed a hapless Dempo SC 8-0 in the U-18 League. Courtesy the victory, AIFF Academy boys consolidate their position on the top of the table with six points from as many matched.
The floodgates opened right from the start. In the 3rd minute itself, Anirudh Thapa set up a pass from the right side to set up Edmund who tapped it in.
The next goal came in the 20th minute. Rahul Yadav who impressed with his agility pressed for the ball, won it on top of the box and put it past the rival goalkeeper.
The AIFF Academy boys made it 3-0 at the stroke of interval when Nijwm Muchachary laid it for Rahul to score his second.
Changing over, the Academy boys scored five more, the first of which came a couple of minutes into the second half. This time Edmund set up Rahul who blasted it from just outside the box to complete his hat-trick.
Four minutes later, Prosenjit passed to Edmund who placed it past the goalkeeper.
In the 60th minute, Thapa’s freekick was headed into the net by Jayananda as the Academy boys made it 6-0.
Edmund completed his hat-trick in the 70th minute when his shot from outside the box bulged the net. Prasenjit completed the rout in the 69th minute when he volleyed it in from around 20 yards.