GFA U-16 League
Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Savelon Cardoza ’33)
Salgaocar FC 3 (Ashley Soares ’27 & ’40, Ashton Rodrigues ’80)
Ashley Soares scored a brace as Salgaocar Football Club edged past Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in Gfa’s U-16 League at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Monday. Salgaocar led 2-1 at the lemon break.
Salgaocar took the lead when Ashley headed in from a corner midway through the first half.
The lead lasted barely five minutes as Sporting Goa went on the rampage and pulled back the equaliser through a sweet delicate chip from Savelon Cardozo.
Just before the breather, Salgaocar managed to edge their noses in front again when Ashley caught the Sporting Goa goalkeeper off guard with a sublime lob.
After resumption, Sporting Goa worked hard as a unit to try and get back on level terms but was squeezed out in the final third.
Deep into injury time, against the run of play Salgaocar’s Ashton Rodrigues executed a chip from distance which beat the Flaming Oranje goalkeeper hands down to secure victory for his team.
PHOTO: A Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar player battle for possession, at Don Bosco, Panjim.
Sporting Clube de Goa: Shibam Sarkar (GK), Jayden Fernandes, Chandan Gupta, Maxwell Fernandes, Kevin Negredo, Savelon Cardozo, Standly Fernandes (C), Dwayne Britto, Allwyn Vaz, Vijay Rathod, Nitant Korane
Substitutions: (Aliston Dias in/Shibam Sarkar out ’HT), (David Cardozo in/Vijay Rathod out ’66), (Lloyd Mascarenhas in/ Nitant Korane out ’73)
Subs on bench: Aliston Dias, Wasim Sheikh, Nikhil Parekh, David Cardozo, Lloyd Mascarenhas, Melbon Pereira
Salgaocar FC: Jwigen Colaco, Jonathan Da Viega, Ashley Soares, Rollwin Almeida, Joston Cardoz, Josbon Fernandes (C), Sadik Shaikh, Aston Rodrigues, Robert Noronha, Pravin Sandodkar, Kartek Dessai
Substitutions: (Allen Fernandes in/ Joston Cardoz out ‘26), (Aliston Coelho in/ Jonathan De Viega out ’76)
Subs on bench: Allen Fernandes, Aliston Coelho, Jude Cardozo, Osbourne Fernandes, Denzil Soares