Salgaoacar FC Juniors 2 (Joston Cardoz ’33, Rollwin Almeida ’38)
Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Allwyn Vaz ’67)
Salgaocar Juniors narrowly overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 in Gfa’s U-16 1st Division League at Velsao ground, on Friday. Salgaocar led 2-0 at the breather.
It was Sporting Goa who enjoyed the lion share of the early exchanges, but failed to capitilise. Dwayne Britto drilled his shot into the side netting and moments later Stendly Fernandes’ free kick was easily saved by the Salgaocar custodian.
Seven minutes before the lemon break, Salgaocar surged ahead when Joston Cardoz blasted a shot into the top corner from outside the box.
Rollwin Almeida doubled Salgaocar’s lead from the penalty spot after Sporting Goa’s Maxwell Fernandes had brought down Rollwin in the box.
A super fight back from the Flaming Oranje in the second half, allowed them to pull a goal back through substitute Allwyn Vaz who jumped high to head in across from Vijay Rathod.
The closing stages was nail biting as Sporting Goa ushered men forward in search of the equalizer, but Salgaocar managed to hold out for the three points.
PHOTO: A Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar player battle for the ball.
Salgaocar FC: Josbon Fernandes (C), Osbourne Fernandes, Pravin Bandodkar, Aston Rodrigues, Joston Cardoz, Rollwin Almeida, Kantek Dessai, Lefun Endro, Robert Noronha, Jude Cardozo, Darryl Mascarenhas
Substitutions: (Allen Fernandes in/ Joston Cardoz out), (Aliston Coelho in/ Osbourne Fernandes out), (Samson Vaz in/ Aston Rodrigues out)
Subs on bench: Hayson Fernandes, Ashley Fernandes, Samson Vaz, Aliston Coelho, Allen Fernandes
Sporting Clube de Goa: Shibam Sarkar, Kevin Negredo, Maxwell Fernandes, Chandan Gupta, Ezikiel Vaz, Melborn Pereira, Savelon Cardozo, Stendly Fernandes (C), Dwayne Britto, David Cardozo, Vijay Rathod
Yellow cards: (Maxwell Fernandes ’37, Jayden Fernandes ’55, Chandan Gupta ’71)
Substitutions: (Allwyn Vaz in/ Mellburn Pereira out), (Lloyd Mascarenhas in/ David Cardoza out), (Jayden Fernandes in/ Ezikiel Vaz out)
Subs on bench: Akshat Hadkonkar, Jayden Fernandes, Darren Andrade, Nitant Korane, Lloyd Mascarenhas, Cajiton Fernandes, Allwyn Vaz