Hindustan Aeronautics thrash Viva, Kerala 4-0

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Bangalore, Nov 28 (UNI) Viva Kerala was no match for Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club (HASC) as the latter steamrolled the young outfit 4-0 in the 30th Federation Cup Preliminary knock out match here today.

With today's win, HASC qualified for the main draw of the Federation Cup by topping Group B. The final phase will be held in Kolkata from December three.

HASC led by a solitary goal at half time.

Playing in heavy underfoot conditions due to rains in the last two days, the hosts dominated throughout the 90 minute duel.

While Fredrick Okwagbe scored a brace, skipper Xavier Vijaykumar and R C Prakash scored the other two goals.

Despite the slippery field and stopping ball, HASC managed to open the account in the 27th minute when Ghana striker slotted the ball off a Xavier pass. Prakash converted a penalty kick to make it 2-0 in the 58th minute.

Fredrick was again in the thick of action set up Xavier, by lobbing the ball over two defenders and the captain made no mistake heading the ball into the net in the 64th minute.

The Ghana striker completed the tally encashing on a Xavier pass in the 76th minute.


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