KOCHI: Farook College, Kozhikode, ran riot against MES Keveeyam College, Valanchery, to reach the quarterfinals of the GOAL 2019 all Kerala inter-college football tournament organised by The New Indian Express at the Maharaja’s College Stadium here on Thursday.
Aided by a classy hat-trick by Thahirzaman, Forook College drubbed MES 6-0 in a one-sided contest. Coming from a 5-0 win over UC College, Aluva, MES were on high. However, the pre-quarters turned out to be a different story entirely. Farook scored their first goal as early as the fifth minute. They held up the ball till they could find a way to break down MES. The Kozhikode side kept passing the ball around the penalty box and at the right moment released it to Thahirzaman who buried it into the net. It was a perfectly executed team goal.
The second goal came from the boots of Mohammed Ihsal who deceived the MES defenders with his clever movement in the box. At half-time, MES were trailing 3-0 after Suhail M A scored in the 32nd minute.
The second-half was an all Thahirzaman show. He unlocked the MES defence again in the 57th minute before completing his hat-trick in the 68th minute. Meanwhile, MES forward Jinshad who had scored a hat-trick in the previous game but struggled against the robust Farook defence. Mohammed Salil made it 6-0 in the 71st minute.
Farook College 6 (Thahirzaman 5’, 57’, 68’, Mohammed Ihsal 15’,Suhail MA 32’, Mohammed Salil 71’) bt MES College Valanchery 0.