Sporting Clube de Goa sweep past Calangute

Sporting Clube de Goa sweep past Calangute

Without really having to move out of 2nd gear, 10-man Sporting Clube de Goa swept past Calangute Association 10-0 in Gfa’s Taca Goa U-20 League, at the practice ground, Fatorda, on Monday.  Sporting Goa led 8-0 at the change of ends.

Sporting Goa’s Jesmon Soares was the hero and villain as he netted a first half brace, besides being particularly useful in setting up goals to help the Flaming Oranje flourish, but by the second half Jesmon received his marching orders for his second bookable offence.

Sporting Goa’s Akeraj Martins brought the house down with the opener after he glided into the box and finished with a deft touch. Jesmon then doubled the lead after he converted a neat penalty.

Daryl Costa, Clyde Miranda, Issac Negredo, Quan Gomes and Joel Fernandes also wrote their names to the score sheet, while Jesmon added his second of the match.

In the second session, Sporting Goa’s Delbert Fernandes and Gautham Dias netted to complete the rout.


Sporting Clube de Goa win 11-0

GFA Taca Goa U-20 League

Sporting Clube de Goa hammered Curtorim Gymkhana 11-0 in Gfa’s Taca Goa U-20 League at the practice ground, Fatorda, on Saturday. Sporting Goa led 3-0 at the breather after Harshad Naik netted a brace and Akeraj Martins also scored.

In the second session Sporting Goa’s Akeraj completed his hat-trick with a further two goals. Quan Gomes and Pristo Fernandes also managed to get their names on the score sheet with a goal apiece.

Sporting Goa Substitute Delbert Fernandes rose of the bench to bag four fantastic goals in quick succession to inflate the lead and take his personal tally to seven goals in two matches.

The pick of the bunch was Akeraj’s third for the Flaming Oranje, after he went on a slalom run past three defenders and played a return pass with Delbert before sinking the ball into the back of the net.

“I am happy with the result and more importantly the performance. After the last game we worked on a few things and tweaked some areas. Today the players responded beautifully,” remarked Sporting Goa’s U20 Coach Norbert Gonsalves.

Sporting Clube de Goa trounce Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim

GFA Taca Goa U-20 League

Super Sub Delbert Fernandes grabbed a hat-trick as Sporting Clube de Goa trounced Santa Cruz club of Cavelossim 7-2 in Gfa’s Taca Goa U-20 league at the practice ground, Fatorda on Thursday. Sporting Goa led 2-1 at the breather.

It was Cavelossim who took the initiative when Floyd Fernandes punted in to the back of the net in the opening five minutes.

Stung by the setback, Sporting Goa stepped on the gas and were rewarded when Akeraj Martins soon equalised. Just before the interval Deryl D’Costa struck to give the Flaming Oranje the lead.

In the second session, Jesmon Soares added a brace to swell the lead and soon after Delbert who came on to replace Akeraj added two more for Sporting Goa.

In the dying stages Mendes pulled another goal back for Cavelossim, although there was still time for Delbert to complete the rout with his third of the game.

Sporting Clube de Goa hammer Goa Velha 7-1

GFA Taca Goa U-20 League

Mauvin Borges netted a fine brace as Sporting Clube de Goa hammered Goa Velha Sports Club 7-1 in Gfa’s Taca Goa U-20 League at Dr Alvaro Remigio Pinto ground, Taleigao on Thursday. Sporting Goa led 3-0 at the change of ends.

Sporting Goa sent out an early warning after just five minutes when Joel Fernandes rattled the cross bar with a power packed shot.

Within ten minutes Joel managed to lay the ball on for Mauvin Borges who dispatched Sporting Goa’s opener with clean precision.

Joel got onto the score sheet after controlling the ball in mid-air and proceeded to take on the goalkeeper, before guiding the ball past the last defender who had crept onto the goal line.

Midway through the half, Sporting Goa’s Allen Fernandes was played one on one with the opposition goalkeeper and he belted his shot early to make it 3-0.

Changing over the game continued to stay one sided as Sporting Goa pumped in four more goals through Mauvin Borges who completed his brace, Kiran Choukashi, Quan Gomes and Joseph Costa.

Goa Velha managed to sneak a consolation goal through Josroy Fernandes which brought a smile to his team mates.

PHOTO: A Sporting Clube de Goa attacker and Goa Velha defender keep a keen eye on the ball.

Sporting Clube de Goa trounce Sesa 9-1


GFA Taca Goa U-20 League

Sporting Clube de Goa continued to play entertaining football as they trounced Sesa Football Academy 9-1 in Gfa’s Taca Goa U-20 League at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Monday. Sporting Goa led 3-1 at the breather.

It took Sporting Goa just five minutes to get going when Souvik Das’ cross was wonderfully met by Neville Albuquerque who headed home the opener.

Sporting Goa doubled the lead midway through the first half when a cross by Mauvin Borges was turned into his own net by a Sesa defender.

Just before the break Sporting Goa’s tall defender Jarmanjit Singh ventured forward for a corner and his bullet header from Ganesh Thakur’s cross pierced the back of the net.

Sesa pulled a goal back through Latesh Mandrekar which set up interesting second half.

After resumption, Sporting Goa continued to dominate with Souvik Das tapping in a cross to make it 4-1 to the Flaming Oranje.

The energetic Kiran Choukashi then helped himself to a brace to further swell the lead for Sporting Goa.

Sporting Goa’s Quan Gomes somehow managed to score from the acutest of angles as he amazingly curled the ball into the top corner.

Sporting Goa continued to dominate their opponents when Ganesh Thakur headed in a cross swung in from the right flank.

In the closing stages Sporting Goa’s Joseph Costa added the final nail in the coffin as he thumped in to make it 9-1.

PHOTO: A Sporting Clube de Goa and Sesa Football Academy battle for the ball, at Don Bosco, Panjim.

Vineet’s brace gives Dempo victory


GFA Taca Goa U-20 League:

Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Souvik Das ’64)

Dempo Sports Club 2 (Vineet Bugde ‘6 & ’83)

Vineet Bugde netted a brace with a goal in each half as Dempo Sports Club narrowly overcame Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 in Gfa’s Taca Goa U-20 League at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Wednesday. Dempo led 1-0 at the lemon break.

Dempo raced into the lead after just six minutes when Vineet turned gracefully in the box and fired past the opposition goalkeeper.

Sporting Goa was eager to get back into the game and played with real gusto. There were majestic long passes essayed forward from the defence and elegant through balls given in the midfield as they displayed their spatial awareness.

There was still a lot of work for the Flaming Oranje to be done as Dempo did not park the bus, but after scoring they expended just enough energy moving forward to keep their noses ahead at the breather.

Changing over the tempo of the game was turned down a couple of notches, but Sporting Goa still showed urgency. Their patience was finally rewarded when the Sporting Goa captain Souvik Das controlled a telling pass and buried the ball into the back of the net.

In the closing stages, Sporting Goa had a delightful opportunity to grab the winner when Mauvin Borges raided the box and cut the ball across the face of goal, but Joel Fernandes’ shot was marvelously instinctively saved by the Dempo custodian Alison Fernandes.

Dempo breathed a sigh of relief and at the same time started to find openings in the Sporting Goa defence as they marauded forward. Quick thinking found Dempo’s Vineet in a yard of space and he cleverly lifted the ball over the Sporting Goa goalkeeper seven minutes from time to grab the winner.