Dempo blank Pailan Arrows 3-0 in 4th round I-League match

Vasco: Hosts Dempo continued its winning streak brushing aside visitors Pailan Arrows` first half challenge to register a 3-0 win in the fourth round I-league match at Tilak Ground on Sunday.

Dempo, who met with stiff resistance from AIFF`s young guns in the first half, needed coach Armando Colaco`s masterstroke substitutions Koko Sakibo (67th), Denzil Franco(77th) to do the trick with Ranty Martins (73rd) accounting for the other goal.

The hosts controlled the match in the first half and held ball possession but failed to penetrate the stubborn rival defence which put up good a resistance.

With Dempo unable to break the jinx, Colaco brought in Koko Sakibo and he beat the rival goalkeeper with an angular drive off a long lob from defender Sameer Naik.

Ranty Martins then made it 2-0 in the 73th minute when he slammed the ball into the net off a pass from Koko.

Substitute Denzil Franco then sealed the fate of the Pailan Arrows when his 30-yards free kick found the net.

With four wins in four matches, Dempo are leading the table with 12 points, while Arrows have one point from as many matches.


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