FC Goa thumped Mumbai Town FC 5-2 to head 3 issues transparent on the most sensible of the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) desk after a feisty come across on the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Panaji on Wednesday. Rowllin Borges (18′) passed Mumbai the lead earlier than Ferran Corominas (20′), Hugo Boumous (38′) and Jackichand Singh (39′) passed the initiative to Goa. Regardless that Bipin Singh (57′) pulled a function again for Mumbai, Coro (80′) struck once more to seal the end result earlier than Mohammed Rafique ended up scoring an personal function within the 87th minute.
The victory noticed Goa stay heading in the right direction to clinch the highest spot within the league whilst Mumbai stay 4 issues forward of fifth-placed Chennaiyin FC who’ve performed two video games much less.
Goa made a sloppy begin to the sport, giving the ball away cost effectively of their defensive 1/2 a long way too again and again. Mumbai duly took merit and took the lead within the 18th minute. An extended ball into the field used to be now not cleared by way of the Goan defenders. Subhasish Bose were given to the ball and arrange Borges throughout the field whose force took a deflection earlier than settling at the back of the web.
Goa’s reaction used to be swift. Within the 20th minute, Jackichand despatched a pass from the right-wing. Boumous controlled to nod the ball ahead which Corominas lashed house at the volley from shut vary.
Mumbai attempted to mount a reaction however had been not able to pressure a correct opening. Goa grew in self belief and punished Mumbai with two fast targets earlier than half-time.
Within the 38th minute, a nook from Brandon Fernandes used to be nodded against Boumous by way of Carlos Pena. The Moroccan reacted temporarily to direct it into the a long way nook at hand Gaurs the lead.
Within the very subsequent minute, Coro drove ahead and slipped Jackichand in at the correct who chipped an excellent end into the function to stun the away facet.
Jorge Costa’s facet began the second one 1/2 with renewed vigour and were given a function again within the 57th minute when Borges stored a clearance alive at the right-wing earlier than slicing it again for Bipin, whose first time shot rippled the web.
Mumbai stored pushing and must’ve scored extra, however Goa goalkeeper Mohammed Nawaz made two excellent saves in fast succession to stay them at bay.
Goa then hit Mumbai at the counter over again to position the sport to mattress. A fast transfer noticed Boumous slip Coro thru on function and he expertly scored previous Amrinder Singh to make it 4-2.
Mumbai had been dealt the killer blow within the 87th minute when Coro’s tried shot used to be blocked away. It fell for Lenny Rodrigues who slammed a pass which deflected off Rafique into the function.