Ranty`s hat-trick in Dempo`s win, AIFF XI stun JCT

Ludhiana: A fine hat-trick by Ranty
Martins helped Dempo Sports Club thrash ONGC 5-2 in a Group C
Federation Cup match at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday.

Trailing by a goal at the breather, Dempo bounced back in
style, finding the back of the net four times in the second

ONGC took the lead in the 17th minute through Babatunde
but Dempo neutralised through Beto in the 33rd minute only to
see Babatunde make it 2-1 in favour of ONGC.

But, after the change of ends, Martins struck thrice in a
span of 22 minutes -- 56th, 76th and 78th -- to seal the match
in Dempo`s favour. Joaquim Abranches added to the tally with
another goal in the 89th minute.

In the second match local favourite JCT went down
0-1 to AIFF XI. After a goalless first-half, Malswmfela struck
the winner for the AIFF XI midway into the second half.