Sporting Clube de Goa 3 (Boima Karpeh ‘2 & ‘6, Anthony Wolfe ’63)
United Sports Club 2 (Sankar Oraon ’26, Sujay Oraon ’70)
Maverick striker, Boima Karpeh netted a brace as Sporting Clube de Goa overcame United Sports Club 3-2 in the Durand Cup quarter final group B match at Raia Panchayat ground, on Wednesday. Sporting Goa led 2-1 at the interval.
Anthony Wolfe made his debut for the Flaming Oranje alongside Boima Karpeh and they struck up an immediate cohesive partnership, with both getting their names onto the score sheet.
Sporting Goa got off to a dream start after just 93 seconds when Rowllin Borgesrolled a free kick across the edge of the box and Boima Karpeh placed it into the back of the net.
Four minutes later Boima struck again, after latching onto to an effective through ball from Wolfe.
United SC battled hard and was soon rewarded when Sankar Oraon took control of a short back pass in the Sporting Goa defence to capitalize and pull a goal back.
Changing over, Sporting managed to regain their two goal cushion after Wolfe was brought down inside the box. Wolfe dusted the grass off his knees, before stepping up to steer home the resulting penalty.
United SC came back with another reply, when Sujay Oraon’s dipping shot from the edge of the box spectacularly crept under the bar to make 2-3. It was a nervous end to the game, but Sporting Goa held onto victory.
PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa’s marquee player Anthony Wolfe takes control of the ball.
Sporting Clube de Goa: Kamaljit Singh (gk), Chandrashekar Chinta, Keenan Almeida, Joyner Lourenco, Clemente Joseph, Royston D’Souza, Cajetan Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Mauvin Borges, Boima Karpeh (c), Anthony Wolfe
Substitutions: (Velito Cruz in/ Rowllin Borges out ’62), (Jovel Martins in/ Joyner Lourenco out ‘68), (Sumeet Passi in/ Boima Karpeh out ’82)
Subs on bench: Ravi Kumar, Cresson Antao, Rojen Singh, Jovel Martins, Velito Cruz, Joseph Pereira, Sumeet Passi
United Sports Club: Ranajit Majumder (gk), Sujay Oraon, Provat Lakra, Eze Kingsley, Barun Oraon, Babun Das, Dinesh Bhagat, Laxmi Mandi, Jagannath Oraon, Surojit Bose (c), Sankar Oraon
Yellow cards: (Onyeama Francis Dkechukwu ’88)
Substitutions: (Onyeama Francis Dkechukwu in/ Surojit Bose out ’57), (Sumit Oraon in/ Laxmi Mandi out ’68), (Azaruddin Mullick in/ Jagannath Orain out ’79)
Subs on bench: Biten Oraon, Santu Singh, Manotosh Chakladar, Ranjan Mistry, Sumit Oraon, Azaruddin Mullick, Onyeama Francis Dkechukwu