Coimbatore: Christian F. Taylor struck thrice in Hindusthan’s 3-1 win over host Bharathiar in the opening semifinal league clash of the South Zone inter-varsity football tournament for men at the Bharathiar varsity grounds here on Wednesday.

The result: Semifinal league: Hindusthan (Chennai) 3 (Christian F. Taylor 2, 19, 81) bt Bharathiar (Coimbatore) 1 (Ganesh 69); Kannur 1 (Atul Krishnan 32) drew with Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) 1 (Vishal Sugumar 67).

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