SPORT

Ratheesh stars for Mar Thoma

THIRUVALLA: Ratheesh struck twice as host Mar Thoma College blanked St. Berchmans (Changanassery) 4-0 and entered the quarterfinals of the 47th Mar Thoma Trophy South India inter-collegiate football tournament here on Monday.

Ratheesh’s goals came in the 43rd and 54th minutes. Vishnu (14th) and Libish (37th) had given Mar Thoma the lead earlier.

Jipson scores

In other pre-quarterfinals, St. Xavier’s (Thumba) defeated Uzhavoor’s St. Stephen’s by a lone goal, scored by junior Kerala captain Jipson in the 48th minute.

Kochi’s Sacred Heart pipped Catholicate (Pathanamthitta) 5-4, via the tie-breaker.

The two teams were goalless at the end of the regulation period.

Thomas Varghese, former Maharashtra State player, inaugurated the tournament. — Principal Correspondent

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