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Fredy scores hat-trick for ICF

Chennai: Integral Coach Factory striker Fredy scored a hat-trick to give his side a 5-0 win over Central Excise in the St. Joseph's-CFA senior division league here on Wednesday.

With that Man-of-the-Match display, Fredy took his tally for the season to five goals from two matches.

ICF declared its superiority over its newly-promoted opponent just five minutes from kick-off, with right-winger Suresh Kumar darting in at the far post to nod home a cross from M. Jegan. It became 2-0 ten minutes later, with midfielder Johnny smashing in a left-footed shot first time after the ball broke to him on the edge of the 18-yard box. Just past the half-hour mark, Fredy opened his account, heading in a Suresh cross.

In the first minute of the second half, ICF keeper V.P. Sathish Kumar foiled Excise's only meaningful attack of the match, closing down rapidly to paw away an effort from K. Sivaraj.

Despite substituting Suresh, Jegan and the commanding centre-back Amritharaja early in the second half, ICF's dominance never waned. Fredy calmly slotted home two more goals from the inside-right channel, getting his hat-trick in the 69th minute after being put through on goal by midfielder P. Karthik, his colleague at Indian Bank last season.

Mathivanan on song

In the first division, a Mathivanan brace helped RBI recover from 1-0 down to beat HVF 2-1. Surendar scored in the 34th minute for HVF.

YMCA (Kilpauk) ‘B' posts wins

YMCA (Kilpauk) ‘B' registered victories over Gandhi Nagar ‘C' and Cosmopolitan ‘B' in the D zone fixtures of the Sanmar-TNTA city club tennis league championship.

The scores: D zone: MCC ‘M' bt YMCA (Nandanam) ‘B' 2-1; YMCA (Kilpauk) ‘B' bt Gandhi Nagar ‘C' 2-1; MCC ‘M' bt Gandhi Nagar ‘C' 2-1; Presidency ‘B' bt YMCA (Nandanam) ‘B' 2-1; YMCA (Kilpauk) ‘B' bt Cosmopolitan ‘B' 2-1.

E zone: NTC ‘S'bt TTC ‘A‘ 3-0; Indira Nagar ‘C' bt Ransa ‘C' 3-0; NTC ‘S' bt Ransa ‘B' 3-0; NTC ‘S' bt Mylapore ‘B' 2-1; TTC ‘A‘ bt Indira Nagar ‘C' 3-0.

F zone: Madras Gymkhana ‘B' bt YMCA (Nandanam) ‘C' 2-1; Alumni Club bt Mylapore ‘C' 2-1; Presidency ‘C' bt Cosmopoliatn ‘C' 2-1 .

Easy for Green Griffinz

Green Griffinz defeated Sizzling Bluz 2-0 in the Anna hockey league at the Anna University on Tuesday. Balaji and Giri were the scorers.

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