Da Silva hits hat-trick as JDT thrash Melaka

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Darul Ta'zim's (JDT) Bergson da Silva scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Melaka United today to take his tally to 20 goals in the Super League.

With seven matches remaining, the Brazilian striker leads the scorers' chart and is the favourite to win the Golden Boot award.

At the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium today, JDT took the lead through Fernando Forestieri in the 13th minute.

Da Silva then fired in three goals in the 33rd, 42nd and 85th minutes for his second hat-trick of the season.

"I am not thinking about the hat-trick. The most important thing is we won the match," said Da Silva after the game.

"We will now focus on our next match against Selangor."

JDT lead the standings with 41 points.

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