SRINAGAR: Host J&K thrashed Chandigarh XI by 4-0 goals in the 70th Santosh Trophy National Football Championship North Zone played at GGM Science College Jammu on Monday.
J&K gave exhibition of aggressive game coupled with solid defence and in the 25th minute of first half took the lead when mid-fielder Adnan Ayoub put the ball in the net.
For the majority of 90 minutes of play, J&K had pressed attacking button to make continuous advances on Chandigarh goal post. J&K striker Farooq Choudhary scored first hat-trick in the tournament scoring three consecutive goals in the second half. Earlier, Delhi defeated Uttar Pradesh by 2-1 goals.