9 men Sporting Clube de Goa edge out 10 men Salgaocar

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U-19 I-League

Salgaocar FC 0

Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Sumit Ghosh ’66)

Sumeet Ghosh netted the winner as 9 men Sporting Clube de Goa edged out 10 men Salgaocar by a solitary goal in the U-19 I-League organsied by the AIFF at Cuncolim ground, on Friday.
Salgaocar had overcome Sporting Goa by the same score line just four days back and so the Flaming Oranje were determined to make amends.
The match took a sour note in the 64th minute when James Fernandes of Sporting Goa and Salgaocar substitute Domnic Soares were given their marching orders for an off the ball incident.
Sporting Goa was further reduced to nine men in the closing stages when Jarmanjeet was sent off for his second bookable offence.
Sporting Goa had a first look at the goal when midfielder Quan Gomes tried his luck from thirty yards as the ball whistled just past the post.
At the other end Salgaocar’s best effort fell to Naro Shrestha who could not make enough contact with the ball as he went for a volley.
After the lemon break, Salgaocar left back Raja Rawat came close to breaking the deadlock when he overlapped down the flank and tried to catch the Sporting Goa custodian off guard with an explosive chip. Moments later Salgaocar substitute Liston Colaco rattled the post with a stinging drive.
As the game progressed Sporting Goa started to threaten and look menacing. In the 66th minute Sumeet struck a low drive which took a wicked deflection off a Salgaocar defender, which altered the trajectory of the shot and ended up flying in to the back off the net. Sumeet raced away to perform a front flip in delight as he was congratulated by his team mates in front of the team bench.

PHOTO: A Sporting Clube de Goa player looks to start the attack as he flicks the ball back.

Salgaoacar FC: Chinmaya Behera (GK), Samuel Costa, Godfrey Mascarenhas (C), Constancio Rodrigues, Raja Rawat, Denil Rebello, Samson Furtado, Klins Mendes, Lalit Tariad, Naro Hari Shrestha, Steffen Fernandes,

Red card: (Domnic R. Soares ’64)

Yellow cards: (Godfrey Mascarenhas ’39)

Substitutions: (Liston Colaco in/ Naro Hari Shrestha out ’53), (Domnic R. Soares in/ Klins Mendes out ’57), (Myron Borges in/ Steffen Fernandes out ’72)

Subs on bench: Jeet Gupta, Gurba Gagrai, Jason Barbosa, Domnic R. Soares, Domnic J. Soares, Myron Borges, Liston Colaco

Sporting Clube de Goa: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Jarmanjit Singh, Jesus Estrocio, Ganesh Thakur (C), Quan Gomes, Manuel Leon Fernandes, Souvik Das, Sumit Ghosh, James Fernandes, Akeraj Martins, Allen Fernandes,

Red card: (James Fernandes ’64, Jarmanjit Singh ’90)

Yellow cards: (Jarmanjit Singh ’33, Sumit Ghosh ’69)

Substitutions: (Harshad Naik in/ Manuel Leon Fernandes out ’70), (Aniket Mandrekar in/ Akeraj Martins out ’88), (Olan Chandran in/ Harshad Naik out ‘90+4)

Subs on bench: Sherwin Da Cunha, Olan Chandran, Benedicto Dias, Jonathan Cardozo, Harshad Naik, Biswajeet Rajput, Aniket Mandrekar

 

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Lenny, Alwyn and Francis star in Dempo victory

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I-League

Dempo Sports Club 3 (Lenny Rodrigues ’28, Alwyn George ’50, Francis Fernandes 90+3)

Sporting Clube de Goa 0

Dempo Sports Club overcame ten men Sporting Clube de Goa 3-0 in round 3 of the I-League organised by the Aiff at PJN Stadium, Fatorda on Tuesday. Dempo led 1-0 at the change of ends.

Sporting Goa’s Clemente Joseph was sent off very early in the second half after receiving his second yellow card of the game.

Dempo started the brightest in the early exchanges, before Sporting Goa started to increase the tempo.

In the 28th minute, Lenny Rodrigues opened the scoring for Dempo with a delightful low driven shot from the edge of the box.

In the second session, it took Dempo just five minutes to double their lead when Alwyn George got himself into a good position to place the ball into the corner of the net.

Deep into injury time, Francis Fernandes added the third for Dempo.

 

 

 

Dempo Sports Club: Debrata Roy, Rowlison Rodrigues, Calum Angus, Peter Carvalho, Alwyn George, Carlos Hernandez, Clifford Miranda (C), Lenny Rodrigues, Francis Fernandes, Nirmal Chhetri, Laxmikant Kattimani (GK)

Yellow cards: (Alwyn George ’25)

 

Substitutions: (Germanpreet Singh in/ Peter Carvalho out ‘4), (Holicharan Narzary in/ Alwyn George out ’69), (Mandar Rao Desai in/ Carlos Hernandez out ’79)

Subs on bench: Bruno Colaco (GK), Shallum Pires, Holicharan Nazary, Samir Naik, Mandar Rao Desai, Germanpreet Singh, Prabir Das

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (GK), Kalu Ogba, Anthony Wolfe (C), Jovel Martins, Pratesh Shirodkar, Mauvin Borges, Rojen Singh, Sumeet Passi, Rowllin Borges, Clemente Joseph, Joyner Lourenco

Red card: (Clemente Joseph ’47)

Yellow card: (Clemente Joseph ’35 & ’47)

 

Substitutions: (Royston d’Souza in/ Sumeet Passi out ’35), (Don Bosco Fernandes in/ Pratesh Shirodkar out ’51), (Boima Karpeh in/ Mauvin Borges out ’67)

Subs on bench: Don Bosco Fernandes, Keenan Almeida, Boima Karpeh, Cajetan Fernandes, Royston D’Souza, Miguel Garcia, Melroy Fernandes (GK)

Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo look for first win

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I-League

Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo Sports Club will be looking for their first win of the season when they lock horns in the Hero I-League, organised by the Aiff at PJN stadium, Fatorda on Tuesday. The kick off time is 5.30pm. The match is not televised.
In round one, Sporting Goa drew 1-1 with Kingfisher East Bengal and then sat out round 2 to leave them with 1 point from one game.
Dempo drew their opening game 0-0 with Bengaluru and also failed to score in their second match where they were held to a goalless draw by newly formed Bharat FC.
The two clubs met in the Federation Cup at the same venue recently, where Dempo defeated Sporting Goa 4-1. Earlier in the season the two teams were locked in a 1-1 draw in the Goa Pro League.
Sporting Goa will be without India International Victorino Fernandes who is nursing an injury, while Dempo are also missing some key players, although with the game being a local Goan derby there is sure to be plenty of fireworks in this high profile fixture.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa players training ahead of the big derby game.

Naro wins it for Salgaocar

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U-19 I-League

Sporting Clube de Goa 0

Salgaocar FC 1 (Naro Hari Shrestha ‘7)

Salgaocar Football Club narrowly overcame Sporting Clube de Goa by a solitary goal in the U-19 I-League, organised by the AIFF at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Monday. Salgaocar led 1-0 at the interval.
Salgaocar raced into the lead as early as the seventh minute, when a free kick rebounded off the Sporting Goa wall and fell into the path of Naro Hari Shreshta who guided his shot in between a crowded box of player which nestled into the bottom corner.
Just before the lemon break, Sporting Goa had a superb chance to level when James Fernandes’ shot was parried by the Salgaocar goalkeeper, with the ball falling to the Sporting Goa captain Ganesh Thakur who relayed it back into the path of James but his second attempt was cleared off the goal line.
Post resumption, Sporting Goa had another great attempt to level when Shawyn Fernandes’ teasing stiff grounder from the edge of the box had the Salgaocar custodian at full stretch to parcel the ball for a corner.

Sporting Clube de Goa: Austin Fernandes, Kamaljit Singh (GK), Quan Gomes, Olan Chandran, Jarmanit Singh, Shawyn Fernandes, James Fernandes, Ganesh Thakur (C), Allen Fernandes, Manuel Leon Fernandes, Gautham Dias

Yellow cards: (Manuel Leon Fernandes ’8)

Substitutions: (Harshed Naik in/ Austin Fernandes out ’20), (Jonathan Cardoza in/ (Gautham Dias out ’77)

Subs on bench: Ryan De Souza, Sherwin da Cunha, Harshed Naik, Jonathan Cardoza, Biswajeet Rajput , Benedicto Dias, Charlston Pereira

Salgaocar FC: Chinmaya Behera (GK), Samuel Costa, Godfrey Mascarenhas (C), Constancio Rodrigues, Raja Rawat, Denil Rebello, Klins Mendes, Samson Furtado, Lalit Tariad, Naro Hari Shrestha, Steffen Fernandes

Yellow cards: (Steffen Fernandes ‘58)

Substitutions: (Liston Colaco in/ Naro Hari Shrestha ’58), (Domnic R. Soares in/ Klins Mendes out ’71), (Domnic J. Soares in/ Steffen Fernandes out ’83)

Subs on bench: Jeet Gupta,Saurab Patil, Jason Barbosa, Domnic R. Soares, Domnic J. Soares, Myron Borges, Liston Colaco

Sporting Clube de Goa complete signing of Miguel Garcia

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-SCP Academy Graduate played with Cristiano Ronaldo
-Set to make debut against Dempo

I-League outfit, Sporting Clube de Goa completed their four foreigner quota after signing Portuguese defender Miguel Angelo Moita Garcia at Don Bosco ground, Panjim, over the weekend.
Miguel is familiar to Indian football having recently played in the ISL tournament for North East United, although he admits Goa is a little bit warmer than the North East. “When I first came to the North East it was very cool, but soon started to warm up after the first month. Goa’s temperature is even hotter, but I will acclimatize.
Miguel was part of the world famous Sporting Clube de Portugal Academy from the age of fourteen. “In Portugal it was an honour to play for the Sporting Club of Portugal and similarly I was attracted to the name and Infrastructure of my new club as they promote a Sporting culture in Goa,” stated Miguel.
Miguel started his career as a right back and has now established himself as a centre back, where he will be mostly utilized for the Flaming Oranje.
Miguel is a couple of weeks shy of his 32nd birthday, but can remember his teenage years fondly where he roomed and Schooled with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Ricardo Quaresma at SCP. As a defender, Miguel had to face the fancy footwork of these formidable wing wizards in training which sharpened his skills, especially his concentration and alertness.
Miguel won the Taca de Portugal with SCP in 2007, but the fondest memories of his career to date are the two Uefa Europa League runners up medals he has picked up. The first came in 2005 when SCP narrowly lost out to CSKA Moscow. The second time was playing for Sporting Braga in 2011, where they were beaten by Portuguese rivals FC Porto.
Miguel has also played in Italy for Reggina, in Turkey for Orduspor and in Spain for Mallorca. The other Portuguese outfit he has turned out for was Olhanense.
“Miguel has played against the top strikers in the world from Alan Shearer to Radamel Falcao. His recent stint in India shows he has the proven credentials to adapt and excel. He also has strong leadership qualities also which is important,” remarked Sporting Clube de Goa President Peter Vaz.
Miguel looks certain to make his debut against Panjim rivals Dempo Sports Club in the I-League on Tuesday.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa President Peter Vaz welcomes Miguel to the club at the training ground, in Don Bosco Panjim.

Sporting Clube de Goa held by Dempo

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U-19 I-League

Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (James Fernandes ‘7)

Dempo Sports Club 1 (Jayson Lucas ’14)

In a fierce battle, Sporting Clube de Goa was held to a 1-1 draw by Dempo Sports Club in the U-19 I-League, organised by the AIFF at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Tuesday. Both goals came before the lemon break.

Sporting Goa took the lead after just seven minutes when Mauvin Borges sprinted down the right flank before delivering a perfectly weighted cross for James Fernandes to tuck into the back of the net.

It did not take long for Dempo to be back on level terms, with Jayson Lucas finding the back of the net after a good build up.

Sporting Goa dominated possession, but could not find any way through a stubborn Dempo defence. Mauvin came ever so close for the Flaming Oranje when he was put through, but his chip flickered of the cross bar.

After the interval Sporting Goa continued to dominate, but were frustratingly crowded out on approaching the opponents goal. In the end both teams had to be content with a point each.

Sporting Goa is currently on 5 points from five games while Dempo are on 3 points from seven matches.

PHOTO: A Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo player look to win the aerial ball, at Don Bosco, Panjim

Sporting Clube de Goa: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Ganesh Thakur, Jesus Estrocio, Manuel Leon Fernandes, Mauvin Borges, Quan Gomes, Olan Chandran, Sumit Ghosh, Souvik Das (C), Jarmanjit Singh, James Fernandes

Yellow cards: (Sumit Ghosh ’55, Souvik Das ’64)

Substitutions: (Akaraj Martins in/ James Fernandes out ’58), (Floyd Fernandes/ Sumit Ghosh out ’80), (Aniket Mandrekar in/Quan Gomes ’84)

Subs on bench: Austin Fernandes, Aniket Mandrekar, Akeraj Martins, Selwyn D’Souza, Allen Fernandes, Floyd Fernandes, Elison Pereira

Dempo Sports Club: Rohit Maulingkar, Ashley Rodrigues, Joyson D’Souza, Octavio Miranda, Nathan Fernandes, Kapil Hoble, Vinit Bugde, Aaron Rodrigues (C), Gopi Gad, Suraj Hadkonkar, Jayson Lucas

Substitutions: (Paras Deulkar in/ Jayson Lucas out ’40), (Yogesh Gauns in/ Nathan Fernandes ’82), (Shubham Morajkar in/ Paras Deulkar out ’86)

Subs on bench: Paras Deulkar, Shubham Morajkar, Prenoy Mascarenhas, Yogesh Gauns, Alwyn D’Souza, Sagar Faterpekar, Rohan Pednekar

Sporting Clube de Goa and East Bengal share spoils

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Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Ranti Martins ‘7)

Kingfisher East Bengal 1 (Kalu Ogba ’79)

Nigerian midfielder Ogba Kalu came up with a neat finish to equalize for Sporting Clube de Goa as they drew 1-1 with Kingfisher East Bengal in round 1 of the HERO I-League organised by the Aiff at PJN Stadium, Fatorda on Sunday. East Bengal led 1-0 at the break.

East Bengal raced into the lead after just seven minutes, when Ranti Martins captilised on a mix up in the Sporting Goa defence to steal in and take on the goalkeeper, before calmly stroking the ball home.

Changing over, Sporting Goa started to increase the tempo with their raids going forward. Fifteen minutes from time, Rowllin Borges managed to thread the ball through for Ogba Kalu who clinically poked the ball home to equalize for the Flaming Oranje.

Sporting Goa Captain Anthony Wolfe was named the Hero man of the match and picked up his trophy and prize money of Rs. 10,000.

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (GK), Don Bosco Fernandes, Kalu Ogba, Anthony Wolfe (C), Jovel Martins, Mauvin Borges, Rojen Singh, Joseph Pereira, Rowllin Borges, Clemente Joseph, Joyner Lourenco

Yellow cards: (Jovel Martins ‘5)

Substitutions: (Beevan D’Mello in/ Joseph Pereira out ’55), (Pratesh Shirodkar in/ Don Bosco Fernandes out ’62), (Velito Cruz in/ Mauvin Borges out ‘90+2)

Subs on bench: Biswajit Saha, Keenan Almeida, Beevan D’Mello, Pratesh Shirodkar, Cajetan Fernandes, Velito Cruz, Melroy Fernandes (GK)

Kingfisher East Bengal: Arnab Mondal (C), Milan Susak, Ranti Martins, Leonidas Bertos, Deepak Kumar Mondal, Mehtab Hossain, Joaquim Abranches, Cavin Lobo, Saumik Dey, Abinash Ruidas, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK)

Substitutions: (Sukhwinder Singh in/ Joaquim Abranches out ’66), (MD Rafique in/ Abinash Ruidas out ’72), (Baljit Sahni in/ Cavin Lobo out ’82)

Yellow cards: (Milan Susak ’55, Sukhwinder Singh ’75)

Subs on bench: Raju Gaikwad, Abhishek Das, Baljit Sahni, MD Rafique, Sukhwinder Singh, S. Malsawmtulunga, Luis Barreto (GK)