Sporting Clube de Goa trounce Curtorim Gymkhana

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Sporting Clube de Goa came from behind to trounce Curtorim Gymkhana 5-1 in Gfa’s Goa Pro League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday. The match was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Curtorim took the lead on the stroke of half time when Hanslyn Furtado converted a penalty, after Sporting Goa defender Clemente Joseph was adjudged to have brought down former Sporting Goa winger Xavier Dias inside the box.

The lead did not last long as Odafa Okolie promptly equalized for the Flaming Oranje after receiving a pass from substitute Ganesh Thakur.

After the resumption, Sporting Goa’s Ganesh got his name on the score sheet after receiving a neat through ball from Odafa.

Midway through the second half, Sporting Goa’s Franzil Negredo hit a beautiful volley into the back of the net to make it 3-1 after connecting onto Cajetan Fernandes’ tempting corner.

Deep into injury time, Sporting Goa’s Glan Martins set up Odafa who completed his brace when he delicately scooped over the goalkeeper and then Ganesh also netted his second of the game after another well executed pass from Glan.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa fans take a picture with Odafa Okolie.

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Sporting clube de Goa overcome SAI

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SAI 1 (Ravi Kumar ’13)
Sporting Clube de Goa 2 (Nikhil Correira ’22, Aman Govekar ’52)

In an exciting encounter, Sporting Clube de Goa overcame SAI 2-1 in Gfa’s U-14 1st division League match at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Sunday. The match was tied 1-1 at the breather.
SAI took a shock lead after just thirteen minutes when Ravi Kumar put the visitors in front. The lead did not last long, as Nikhil Correira equalised for the Flaming Oranje.
In the second session, Aman Govekar kept up his splendid goal scoring form for Sporting Goa, after brilliantly finding the back of the net to claim the winner.
SAI finished with ten men after Vishal Patil was shown his second yellow card of the game.

SAI: Penreh Singh, London Singh (C), Ranjit Kumar, Preetimesh, Vishal Patil, Niyaz Ahmed, Claseo Pacheco, Samanth Laxaman, Faizaan Abdullah, Ibrahim Javed, Ravi Kumar

Yellow cards: (Samanth Laxman, Vishal Patil ‘27 & ’55)

Red card: (Vishal Patil ‘55)

Substitutions: (Sahil Naik in/ Ibrahim Javed out ’49)

Subs on bench: Sahil Naik

Sporting Clube de Goa: Saiesh Kunkolkar (GK), Osrick Trindade, Sanket Kunkolkar, Peter Menezes, Bevan Monteiro, Ashley Noronha, Shane Rebelo, Shanon Viegas, Nikhil Correia, Omkar Parwar, Aman Govekar (C)

Substitutions: (Tanesh Naik in/ Nikhil Correira out ’57), (Cheston Gonsalves/ Ashley Noronha out ’69), (Klein Pereira in/ Shanon Viegas out ‘70)

Subs on bench: Cheston Gonsalves, Ramson Cardoso, Klein Pereira, Sherwin Fernandes, Shubham Shirvaikar, Tanesh Naik

Sporting Clube de Goa take on USC in Durand opener

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Sporting Clube de Goa take on USC in Durand opener

In what is set to be an explosive game, Sporting Clube de Goa will take on United Sports Club in the Durand Cup inaugural quarter final pool B match, at Raia Panchayat ground, Goa, on Wednesday. The kick off time is 3pm and entry to the venue is absolutely free.
Sporting Goa’s new marquee signing, Trinidad and Tobago utility player Anthony Wolfe is set to make his long awaited debut for the club.
Sporting Goa’s Spanish Coach Oscar Bruzon is banking on good home support as his team is made up of many Goans from the locality. “Beevan D’Mello and Velito Cruz is from Raia, besides Rowllin Borges, Mauvin Borges and Cajetan Fernandes are from the neighbouring Salcete village of Nuvem, so we are drumming up good local support,” remarked Oscar.
Oscar is taking the tournament very seriously as he feels the Durand Cup has a prestigious history. “The Durand Cup is the oldest football tournament in Asia and third oldest in the world. We have heard of the tournament in Spain and it has a great history behind it,” enlightened Oscar.
Interestingly, Oscar’s first I-League victory as Sporting Goa Coach came against United Sports Club in December 2012. Since then the two clubs have met three times in the I-League, with Sporting Goa winning once more and USC winning the other two encounters. All is set for another gripping match-up between the Goan and Kolkata outfit.

Sporting Clube de Goa 20-man squad for Durand Cup:

Goalkeepers: Kamaljeet Singh, Ravi Kumar

Defenders: Keenan Almeida, Rojen Singh, Jovel Martins, Chandrashekar Chinta, Joyner Lourenco
Clemente Joseph, Creson Antao

Midfielders: Joseph Pereira, Beevan D’Mello, Rowllin Borges, Velito Cruz, Cajetan Fernandes, Royston De Souza, Mauvin Borges

Strikers: Boima Karpeh, Anthony Wolfe, Sumeet Passi, Victorino Fernandes

Sporting Clube de Goa to complete trilogy with ONGC

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Sporting Clube de Goa will take on ONGC in the I-League organised by the AIFF in New Delhi on Saturday.
This is the third time this season that Sporting Goa has met ONGC. When the two clubs met in the Durand Cup at the start of the season, Sporting Goa triumphed 3-1 with goals from Victorino Fernandes, Ogba Kalu and Pratesh Shirodkar.
Just a few weeks later ONGC got their revenge with a 2-1 win over Sporting Goa in the Federation Cup. The third meeting would be considered the most important of the three as both clubs could really do with a win right now.
Sporting Goa is currently in tenth place in the I-League with 7 points from nine matches, while ONGC are bottom with 5 points from nine outings.