Mervin scored a hat-trick as Maharashtra hit Daman & Diu for one less than a double figure in a remarkable game.
Maharashtra let Daman & Diu dominate for the starting 8 minutes before Mervin scored the 1st goal in the 9th minute. He added another in the 23rd minute to put the game out of their reach.
As the game opened up, Maharashtra scored two more goals from Abhishek in the 26th minute and Wayne in the 40th minute to take a healthy 4-0 before the half time whistle.
Second half started in a similar fashion with Maharashtra adding a 5th goal in the 50th minute through Shrikant Veeramallu. Mervin completed his hat – trick in the 63rd minute with a fine finish. Harold Fernandes added the 7th and 8th goal in the 70th and 75th minute respectively. Rayneir completed the rout with a 9th goal in the 89th minute to record an impressive win.
Goal Scorers for Maharashtra:
Mervin Stephen (10th Min, 23rd Min, 63rd Min)
Abhishek Ambbekar (26th Min)
Wayne Vaz (40th Min)
Shrikant Veeramallu (50th Min)
Harold Fernandes (70th Min, 75th Min)
Raynier Fernandes (89th Min)
Maharashtra face Goa in a top of the table clash on 18th February 2016.