ISL 2017-18: Kerala Blasters ride on Iain Hume's hat-trick to defeat Delhi Dynamos

New Delhi: Canadian striker Iain Hume struck a hat-trick as Kerala Blasters won their first game on road beating a hapless Delhi Dynamos 3-1 in a ninth round Indian Super League encounter in the city on Wednesday.

 ISL 2017-18: Kerala Blasters ride on Iain Humes hat-trick to defeat Delhi Dynamos

Kerala Blasters' Iain Hume celebrates his hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos with his teammates. ISL /SportzPics

Hume scored in the 12th, 78th and 83rd minute respectively as Kerala elevated themselves to the sixth position while Dynamos remain at the bottom of the heap after their seventh defeat.

The only goal for Dynamos was scored by Pritam Kotal.

In the 12th minute, Hume drew first blood as Courage Pekuson made it all happen. He dribbled past Pritam Kotal on the left and got inside the box and went to the byline and squared it in, beating Gabriel Cichero's slide and found Hume's feet, who slotted it home.

His second strike was when he took the ball from the throw-in in his stride, turned and got inside the box. He slotted it low past the keeper to find the back of the net.

In the 83rd minute, Hume hit his third goal of the night by smartly lifting a Mark Sifneos pass over the onrushing goalkeeper.

Updated Date: Jan 11, 2018 00:00:27 IST