Ranty Martins scored four goals, including a hat-trick, as Dempo scored a resounding 4-1 win over Sporting Clube de Goa to move closer to its fifth I-League title here on Sunday.

The win took Dempo to 53 points from 24 matches, 12 points clear of East Bengal, which is the only team that can challenge Dempo as it has four matches to play. Sporting Clube remained on 37 from 24.

The results: Dempo 4 (Martins 4) bt Sporting Clube 1 (Moga).

At Pune: Pune FC 0 lost to Churchill Brothers 2 (Ralte 27, Antchouet 47).

At Shillong: Shillong Lajong 3 (Sushil 7, Lyngdoh 15, Mayora 77) lost to Prayag United SC 5 (Malswamtulunga 12, Devadas 28, Josimar 32, 55 & 78). — PTI

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