Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Boima Jerry karpeh ’59)
Mohammedan Sporting 3(Josimar Da Silva 32 & 89, Ajay Singh 71)
Josimar da Silva netted a brace as Mohammedan Sporting overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in the Airtel I-League organised by the Aiff at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. Mohammedan led by a solitary goal at the breather.
After a slow start to proceedings, Mohammedan broke the dead lock in the 32nd minute when Josimar Da Silva was played through on goal and he finished confidently with a delicate placement into the far corner.
The Flaming Oranje came out for the second half eager to make amends for their earlier misses. Sporting Goa finally found the equalizer in the 59th minute when Pratesh Shirodkar picked out Jerry with a delightful aerial ball and the later coolly guided the ball past his marker to score.
With nineteen minutes left on the clock, Mohammedan regained the lead when substitute Israel Gurung spun in a cross from the right flank which was directed into the goal by the head of substitute Ajay Singh who had been on the field for barely eleven minutes.
Sporting Goa were not going down easily and threw everything they had at their opponents in the closing stages, but it was not to be as Josimar headed over the onrushing Sporting Goa custodian to seal his brace and Mohammedan’s victory.
In injury time Sporting Goa’s captain Boima Jerry karpeh was shown a straight red card by the referee.
Penn Orji was declared the man of the match and was presented his award by the Goa Football Development Council Chairmen Dr. Rufino Monteiro.
Sporting Clube de Goa line up:
Ravi Kumar (gk), Mathew Gonsalves, Deepak Devrani, Gonzalo Neila, Kalu Ogba, Arturo Garcia, Pratesh Shirodkar, Cajetan Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Rovan Pereira, Boima Jerry Karpeh (c).
Subs Used: (Joseph Pereira in/ Pratesh Shirodkar our ’60), (Dawson Fernandes in/ Rowlin Borges out ’66), (Victorino Fernandes in/ Deepak Devrani out ’72)
5 bookings: (Pratesh Shirodkar ’14, Cajetan Fernandes ’21, Gonzalo Neila ’76, Rovan Pereira ’87, Arturo Garcia ’89)
1 red card: (Boima Jerry Karpeh 90+3)
Sandeep Sangha, Penn Orji, Josimar Da silva, Tolgay Ozbey, khanthang Paite, Ashok Singh (gk), Collin Abranches, Luciano Sabrosa, Rakesh Masih, Phoolchand Hembrem, Jerry Zirsanga (c).
Subs Used: (Manish Maithani in/ Khanthang Paite out ’46), (Ajay Singh in/ Tolgay Ozbey out ’60,) (Israel Gurung/ Jerry Zirsanga out ’60)
2 bookings: (Josimar Da Silva ’27, Israel Gurung 90+3)