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Kester, Walson help Brothers crush Baridhara

Update : 11 May 2014, 07:41 PM

Nigerian striker Kester Akon slammed a sensational hat-trick as Brothers Union continued their fine form in the Bangladesh Premier League with a crushing 5-1 victory over Uttar Baridhara at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Kester netted two goals in the opening-half before adding his third early in the second-half to complete his fourth hat-trick while his Haitian attacking partner Augustine Walson staged his brilliance to score a brace to enable the Orange post their biggest winning margin in the league.

Uttar Baridhara appeared totally different from their last outing where they thrashed BJMC 3-0 as their defence crumbled and had very little clue of the attacking combination of Kester and Walson.

Brothers have lost only one out of their last eight matches in the league and remain at fourth place with 22 points while Baridhara remained at eighth place with 10 points from same number of outings.

Kestor took the Gopibag outfits off to a flier as he scored with just five minutes on the clock. He volleyed home a Rubel Mia rebounder inside the box off Faisal Mahmud’s corner. The Orange almost doubled the lead five minutes later but the woodwork saved Baridhara from Walson’s strike from the left.

Kester eventually doubled the lead in the 27th minute firing home past Baridhara goalkeeper Osman Goni from inside the box.

Baridhara, however, kept their chances in the game alive with Sujon Biswas pulling one back two minutes later with a left foot volley off Kenyan striker Collins Tiego’s headed pass.

Walson’s continuous effort from the left flank finally paid dividend as the Haitianextended Brothers’ lead to 3-1 in the 40th minute with a brilliant solo effort. Running through the left side, Walson fooled around a defender then drifted past another at the edge of the box before curling a shot into top right corner. The wrecked back line conceded another goal as Walson added his second at the stroke of half-time. Kester completed his hat-trick just six minutes after the breather after heading past onrushing Brothers goalkeeper from a corner of Faisal Mahmud. Kester’s first hat-trick in the season took his goal tally to six. 

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