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Pune FC's Moga scores within 10 seconds of kick-off

November 24, 2012 22:39 IST

Pune FC's James Moga scored one of the quickest goals in the history of Indian football as his side held United Sikkim (USFC) to a 2-2 draw in a seventh round I-League match in Pune.

Moga's strike was timed at 10 seconds. He was off the blocks in the very first minute after Gurjinder Singh fed him soon after whistle.

The hosts, however, had themselves to blame for not forcing a win after striker Jeje Lalpekhlua wasted a spot-kick in the second half.

Pune FC's Sudanese recruit, Moga netted two goals (1st and 68th), while USFC got their goals from DG Attivi (25th) and Safar Sardar (27th) to take the lead in the first half.

The draw took Pune FC's tally to 10 points, while USFC went up to five.

Striker Moga gave Pune FC the best possible start by putting the home side in the driving seat inside 10 seconds.

The striker headed in a long ball from defender Gurjinder in a three-touch effort.

USFC silenced the crowds by pulling one back midway into the first half when DG Attivi's scorcher from 30 yards beat Pune FC custodian Shahinlal Meloly.

USFC went 2-1 up a couple minutes later when Safar's long range effort beat Shahin once again. The striker, on a counter, hit a grounder from 25 yards. The ball's direction and speed beat Shahinlal's outstretched dive to the right.

The second half was a different story as Pune FC attacked from the word go. Moga completed his tally when he beat a defender on top of the box on the right and unleashed a strike to the far post.

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