Mumbai:The Maharashtra State Team thrashed Madhya Pradesh 6-1 in Santosh Trophy league phase on Monday. With back to back wins, Maharashtra have now qualified for the quarter-finals.It took Maharashtra 33 minutes to break the deadlock. Steven Dias went surging on the right wing to make an inch perfect cross for Allan Dias, whose header gave no chance to the defenders and the hapless goalkeeper to take Maharashtra 1-0 into half time.

In the second half, Linekar in the 47th min succeeded with a 33 yards solo effort from the centre to score a spectacular goal and make it 2-0. In the 67th min Paresh Shivalkar’s cross from the left evaded the goalkeeper’s out stretched hands making it 3-0.

Royston Dsouza in the 73rd min sent Paresh on the left with a through ball, beating the defender to score the 4th goal.In the 78th min, Steven Dias broke the off side trap to score the 5th goal, before young Royston’s effort took Maharashtra’s tally to 6-0. MP reduced the margin by scoring in the 90th min.

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