Aliston Mendes netted a hat-trick as Salgaocar narrowly defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 3-2 in Gfa’s U-18 1st division League at Don Bosco ground, Panjim, on Thursday.
Aliston opened the scoring after just 16 minutes for Salgaocar with a neat placement. Sporting Goa battled superbly and was on level terms after Toystan Mendonca punted in.
Within seconds of the restart, Salgaocar wasted no time in reclaiming their lead when Aliston intercepted a loose ball and slotted home.
Changing over, neither team looked like scoring until the last two minutes when Aliston managed to complete his hat-trick for Salgaocar.
The story was not over just yet as Bispajit Rajput picked up the ball on the edge of the 18 yard box and blasted into the top corner to reduce the deficit for the Flaming Oranje.
PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar players fight for possession, at Don Bosco ground, Panjim