Sporting Clube de Goa trounce Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim

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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 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.

Sporting Clube de Goa held by Royal Wahingdoh



Ten men Sporting Clube de Goa was held to a goalless draw by Royal Wahingdoh in the HERO I-League at PJN Stadium, Fatorda on Tuesday.

Sporting Goa created three great chances in the opening five minutes, with Odafa Okoli, Anthony Wolfe and Victorino Fernandes coming close. Royal Wahingdoh were literally pinned back into their own half for the whole of the first half.

In the second second session Wahingdoh started to open up a little and play with some risk. Sporting Goa upped the tempo midway through the half with the introduction of creative midfielder Brandon Fernandes.

In the closing stages, Sporting Goa was reduced to ten men when defender Jovel Martins was sent off after receiving his second yellow card.

Sporting Goa defender Sandesh Jhinghan was adjudged the HERO of the match.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa striker Victorino Fernandes tries to break through.

Bengaluru FC cruise to 4-1 win

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Bengaluru FC defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 4-1 in the HERO I-League at Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore on Tuesday. Bengaluru led 1-0 at the breather.

Sporting Clube de Goa lost Captain Anthony Wolfe through injury midway in the first half which severely hampered their attacking options.

Bengaluru took the lead through Joshua Walker who nodded home a free kick which was swung in by Eugeneson Lyngdoh.

Changing over, Rino Antao, Thoi Singh and Beikhokhei Beingaicho further swelled the lead for Bengaluru.

In the closing stages Sporting Goa earned a well deserved consolation goal, when Victorino Fernandes’ powerful shot took a deflection of Bengaluru defender John Johnson’s foot before entering the net.

Sporting Clube de Goa take on Bharat



Sporting Clube de Goa take on new entrants Bharat FC in round nine of the HERO I-League at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi, Pune on Wednesday. The kick off time is 7pm.

This is the final round before the I-League club’s take a two week break to accommodate the National team’s World Cup qualifiers and so both teams would be looking to sign off on a high.

In their last match Bharat were defeated by Mumbai FC 0-2 and will be relieved to have the services of Vignesh Gunashekar and Dharmaraj Ravanan who come back from suspension.

Bharat’s New Zealand striker Kris Bright is in good form with three goals to his credit so far and with his height possesses an aerial threat.

Bharat can also count on goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya who has already picked up two HERO Man-of-the-match awards this season.

In their last game, the Flaming Oranje lost out 1-3 to Bengaluru FC. Sporting Goa Coach Mathew D’Costa knows he has a talented squad at his disposal which has just started to find their form, but it is the killer instinct in front of goal which has been the biggest challenge.

In their last game, Marquee player Anthony Wolfe netted his first I-League goal of the season and in the previous match against Pune, Goan striker Victorino Fernandes got off the mark and so the tide looks to be turning slowly in the right direction for the Flaming Oranje.

Bharat FC is currently tenth in the standings with 5 points from six games, while Sporting Goa is eleventh with three points from seven matches.

PHOTO: Sporting Clube de Goa’s Sandesh Jhingan looking to find the perfect balance in training.

Sporting Clube de Goa and Pune share spoils

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Pune FC 1 (Thongkhosiem Haokip ’53)
Sporting Clube de Goa 1 (Victorino Fernandes ’65)

Sporting Clube de Goa and Pune FC drew 1-1 in round 7 of the Hero I-League organised by the AIFF at Balewadi Stadium, Pune on Saturday. The match was goalless at the interval.

It took Thongkhosiem Haokip just nine minutes into the second session to net his 5th goal of the season when he tapped in after Arata Izumi and Nikhil Kadam did the initial spade work.

Sporting Goa piled on the pressure and came up with the equaliser when Victorino Fernandes stayed calm and composed to slot the ball under the Pune custodian, after receiving substitute Beevan D’Mello’s neat pass.

The last fifteen minutes was played at a rejuvenated tempo as both teams searched for the elusive winner, but it was not to be and in the end both sides had to be content with a point apiece.

With this result Pune have accumulated 12 points from seven matches, while Sporting Goa has now collected 3 points from six games.

Pune FC: Amrinder Singh, Luciano Sabrosa, Anas Edathodika, Mathew Gonsalves, Fanai Lalrempuia, Nikhil Kadam, Arata Izumi, Dhanpal Ganesh, Ryuji Seoka, Ishfaq Ahmed, Thongkhosiem Haokip,

Yellow cards: (Arata Izumi ’35)

Substitutions: (Anthony D’Souza in/ Nikhil Kadam out ’74), (Raju Yumnam in/ Ishfaq Ahmed out ‘76), (Prakash Thorat in/ Fanai Lalrempuia ’82)

Subs on bench: A Debnath, M. Lugun, Z. Ralte, S. Ramu, Y. Mangang, P. Thorat, Anthony D’Souza

Sporting Clube de Goa: Ravi Kumar (GK), Miguel Garcia (C), Rojen Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Jovel Martins, Cajetan Fernandes, Ogba Kalu, Victorino Fernandes, Sumeet Passi, Mauvin Borges, Boima karpeh,

Yellow cards: (Cajetan Fernandes ’27, Boima Karpeh ’41)

Substitutions: (Rowllin Borges in/ Boima Karpeh out ’46), (Beevan D’Mello in/ Sumeet Passi out ‘58), (Anthony Wolfe in/ Victorino Fernandes out ’77)

Subs on bench: (Kamaljit Singh, Chandrashekar Chinta, Joyner Lourenco, Pratesh Shirodkar, Beevan D’Mello, Rowllin Borges, Anthony Wolfe)

Ashley’s brace gives Salgaocar victory


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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