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