Western Railway got off to a blinder in the MDFA Elite Division Super Six play-off, trouncing Mumbai Customs 7-1 at the Cooperage ground, Colaba, on Sunday.
It took just 16 minutes for the floodgates to open, striker Clayton D'Souza cutting in from the left before unleashing a fierce shot with his right boot. Customs found themselves two down four minutes later with Reuben D'Souza dribbled his way through the defence leaving the goalkeeper Lihaz Koya with no chance. Reuben got his second in the 41st minute with the goal coming off a quick counter attack.
It seemed that Western Railway were not content with just a 3-0 lead. Clayton had a shot blocked immediately after the second half got under way. But he didn't have to wait long for his second, which came in the 58th minute. Midfielder C Kinistan, who had been a constant threat all throughout the game, was rewarded for his efforts in the 65th minute with a lob over the 'keeper.
Customs showed some fighting spirit scoring just a minute later via Siddhant Phatak. But Customs had left themselves a lot more to do.
Somi PT and Sukjender Maan added more salt to injury, scoring in the 82nd and 92nd minute, respectively.