Tshering Zangto struck thrice as Sikkim thrashed Puducherry 6-0 in the 67th Santosh Trophy National football championship here on Tuesday.
Yaku Pbiswakarma, Tensing Tsephal and Tempo Bhutia scored the other goals for Sikkim in the Cluster ‘D’ match of the qualifying round II.
In another match of the same group, Tripura defeated Uttarakhand 2-1.
The results: Sikkim 6 (Tshering Zangto 28, 35 & 70, Yaku Pbiswakarma 33, Tensing Tsephal 66, Tempo Bhutia 72) bt Puducherry 0.
Tripura 2 (Banbir Kalai 34, Mangal Deb Varma 50) bt Uttarakhand 1 (Ashok Kalakotti 11).