Football: Viva Chennai returns to winning ways

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 12, 2018 04:24 PM IST

Chennai: Viva Chennai returned to winning ways with a dominant 4-0 win over Income-Tax in the CFA Senior Division League at the Nehru Stadium here.

In the day’s first match, Chennai FC drew 1-1 with Indian Bank. After losing 0-1 to Indian Bank in its previous match, Viva Chennai, knowing that it couldn’t afford another setback in the title race, came up with an absolute masterclass.

G Karthik put his team ahead in the 21st minute and there was no looking back for Viva from that moment on. Rajesh, who scored a hat-trick, doubled his team’s lead four minutes before half-time. Viva’s defence held firm and prevented the Income-Tax forwards from having a shot at its goal. With just 10 minutes remaining, Rajesh scored two goals in the space of a minute to make it 4-0.

Not surprisingly, Rajesh was awarded the man of the match for his heroics.

Earlier, Indian Bank continued its unbeaten run when it drew 1-1 with Chennai FC. The bank team, however, will view this result as two points lost as Chennai FC has been struggling for form.