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Dando Boy’s Cup: Margao SC enter quarters

Margao Sports Club registered a fluent 3-1 win over Varca Sports Club and entered the quarterfinal of All Goa 21st Dando Boy’s Cup inter-village football tournament organized by United Boy’s Club, Benaulim at St John the Baptist Dando grounds, Benualim on Wednesday. There was no score at half time.

Story: the | goan | 13th July 2017, 11:32 Hrs
MARGAOrrMargao Sports Club dominated the game right from the word go and never allowed their opponents to strike rhythm and called the shots against the rival citadel. Margao SC had a couple of scoring chances but their forwards were erratic after reaching the rival’s danger zone. Post resumption, Margao upped the ante and unleashed a flurry of attacks as their efforts bore fruit 15 minutes after resumption when Necil Pinto slotted past the rival goalkeeper with a snap shot off a well measured cross from Christopher Borges. The goal enlivened further, as Margao piled on the pressure and troubled the rival defence with well-orchestrated raids. Clinton Vaz doubled the lead after rival defender brought down Margao striker inside the penalty box and Clinton made no mistake with the resultant spot-kick. rAt the other end,Varca were a subdued lot and looked disjointed as they failed to function as a unit. Cliff Baretto put the issue beyond doubt midway in the second half when his well executed free-kick eluded the Varca goalkeeper. After taking a 3-0 cushion, Margao slackened their pace and allowed their opponents to launch attacks. Joanas Costa managed to reduce the deficit late in the second half.rPlaying today: Sao Jose de Areal SC v United Club of Seraulim, Dando Grounds, rBenaulim, 4.45 pm.