Odisha FC demolish North East United FC 6-0
Odisha FC rode on a first-half brace by Jerry Mawihmingthanga to demolish NorthEast United FC 6-0 in their Durand Cup opener here on Wednesday.
Jerry opened the scoring in the 15th minute, producing a fine finish to a well worked out team move.
Eleven minutes later goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte got into the act with an accurate throw-out across the field to find Nandhakumar Sekar on the left.
The Salem-based player showed a bit of trickery to take out two defenders before nailing a shot in the top corner. Jerry got his second (37'), getting at the end of a Raynier, Pedro, Nadha move to put the game at rest.
In what turned out to be a clinical performance in the end, Josep Gombau's side produced a late dazzle in the second half to complete the rout.
Gombau brought out his substitutes and all three responded with goals.
Isak scored with a brilliant header off a Nandha corner in the 81st minute, and then, Diego Muricio found the net with a wonderful free-kick (87').
Thoiba Singh (90') in the final minute of the game tapped in to make it a day to forget for the team from the northeast.
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