Dempo score resounding win over Mumbai FC
Margao: Dempo registered a resounding 4-0 win over Mumbai FC to script their second straight victory in the second round of the I-League at the Nehru Stadium on Thursday.
Dempo, who led 1-0 at half time, scored through Clifford Miranda (38th minute), Ranty Martins(49th, 72th) and Anthony Pereira).
Much was expected from the Mumbai outfit, who beat Air India 4-1, but they failed to play a cohesive game.
Mumbai made one change today from their last match, bringing in Ebi Sukore but the move failed to yield much impact in the midfield, except for his long try which hit the bar in the first half.
Mumbai`s Sampath Kuttymani, who was the hero in the last match with a double strike, came close to scoring once in each half but rival goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury was equal to the task, bringing off brilliant saves.
Dempo started off well and held on to the midfield throughout the game with Climax Lawerence leading the charge from behind.
Dempo made repeated forays and got handful of chances to take the lead initially but Joaquim Abranches, who missed a open sitter, turned out to the main culprit as he goofed up at least three close chances.
Mumbai custodian Ishan Debnath also came with couple of fine saves to deny Dempo the lead until the visitors` citadel fell in the 38th minute.
Climax, who was instrumental in all the four goals, laid a pass to Clifford Miranda who scored from close range to give Dempo a 1-0 at the halfway stage.
Dempo continued to dictate terms after the change of ends and increased the lead in the 49th minute.
Climax Lawerence from the right relayed the ball to Clifford Miranda on the left who sent a perfect cross to Ranty Martins into the box who met the ball with a pin point header to find the back of the net.
Dempo continued to put the rivals under pressure and Ranty Martins again scored in the 72nd minutes.
A quick passing boot between Climax Lawerence and Anthony saw the latter send a cross to Ranty Martins who bulged the net with a low shot.
Anthony who had his hands in the earlier goal then found the net with a deft placement off a through pass from Climax Lawerence.
Dempo who won both their outings are leading the table with six points while Mumbai FC with one win and a loss have three points.