A four-goal blitz by striker Haston Velho and a goal each by Euzebio Fernandes and Beneston Barretto helped Rossman Cruz SC score a convincing 6-2 win against Wilred Leisure SC and enter the quarterfinals of Wilred Leisure Soccer Cup football tournament played at Curtorim grounds on Tuesday.
Rossman Cruz started the match on an attacking note and shot into the lead in the 22nd minute of play when Haston Velho raced down the flank and on receiving a neat pass bulged the nets that gave no chance at all to the Wilred Leisure keeper Johnson Bhagat.
Goaded by the early success, Rossman Cruz attacked again in the 37th minute with Baneston Barretto initiating the move. Haston V who worked in tandem with Baneston had no difficulty in romping home with a neat placement shot.
Haston, who was in his best form, thereafter completed his hat-trick in the 51st minute and then netted his fourth goal in the 58th minute.
The other two goals for Rossman Cruz S C were scored by Euzebio Fernandes (56th minute) and Beneston Barretto (58th minute).
Wilred Leisure fumbled in the defence and could not contain the marauding Rossman Cruz strikers who came charging in every now and
In the second session, Wilred Leisure improved their match by a few notches and were able to pull two goals back through Warren Fernandes (51st minute) and Joy Hilario (60th minute).
In the last few minutes of the game, Wilred Leisure began to have a good grip on the proceedings but the defence of Rossman Cruz held their ground firm to foil all of their dangerous forays.
Wilred Leisure almost got another goal in the last two minutes of the match, but the good shot taken by Joy Hilario sailed just over the bar.