United SC lose again

our bureau

Kalyani: Ogba Kalu scored a brace as a rejuvenated Sporting Clube de Goa thrashed Prayag United SC 3-1 in an I-League match in Kalyani, on Saturday.

Full points from this game, though, don't push them up the table as Sporting Clube are still placed 12th in the standings.

For United SC, they seem to be plummeting down and down with as many as five defeats from six matches.

Kalu gave Sporting Clube the lead in the fifth minute, converting from a spot-kick. The referee was quick to award the visitors with a penalty after United SC goalkeeper Subrata Paul brought down a goal-bound Joseph Pereira inside the box.

Ranty Martins, the sole bright spot of United SC, equalised 10 minutes later when he slotted home a rebound, resulting after Sporting Clube goalie Ashok Singh blocked Lalkamal Bhowmick's attempt.