The second match of the opening day of the TNIE GOAL tournament was a one-sided affair as MES Keveeyam College, Valanchery thrashed UC College Aluva with a 5-0 win. MES College underlined their title credentials with a comprehensive win. Jinshad was the hero of the night as he struck a hat-trick which set up a five-star victory for the Valanchery side.
It didn’t take MES to take a stranglehold of the match. They created a set of set-pieces, found acres of space in the middle and had a menacing forward in the form of Jinshad. The opening goal came from an opportunistic strike from Jinshad with less than ten minutes played. The forward showed his aerial prowess when he towered above the defenders to plant the ball past UC College goalkeeper Elvin Jacob. UC College could barely get out of their own half. MES managed to double their lead in the 34th minute.
This time it was Rukunudheen who pounced on a defensive error to score. MES College went into half-time with a 2-0 lead. After the changeover, MES College continued from where they left off. He scored two goals in four minutes to complete his hat-trick. In the 54th minute, he bullied his way past the UC College defenders before beating the goalkeeper with an angled finish.
Jinshad completed his hat trick in the 57th minute, once again from open play and he made it look easy. The UC College defenders simply couldn’t keep him quiet. The UC College custodian Elvin had to fish the ball out of his net for a fifth time when Jasim wrapped up the match with a 60th minute strike. UC College could not be faulted for a lack of effort. They were simply undone by a team who were superior in all departments. MES College have advanced to the pre-quarters where they will meet Farook College, Kozhikode on January 10.
RESULT: MES College Keveeyam College, Valanchery 5 (Jinshad 8, 54, 57, Rukunudheen 34, Jasim 60) bt UC College, Aluva 0