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Sporting Clube down Churchill

16th April 2018, 03:52 Hrs

the goan I network


Sporting Clube de Goa defeated Churchill Brothers SC 2-0 in Goa Football Association’s Goa Professional League match played at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday.  

Sporting Clube de Goa started the match on an attacking note and shot into the lead as early as the 5th minute through Marcus Mascarenhas’ strike past the rival keeper. Shocked by an early goal, the Red Machines went all out in order to find the equaliser in the match but missed a couple of chances as the scoreboard at half-time read 1-0 in favour of the Flaming Oranje.   

Post resumption, Sporting Clube de Goa fought to hold on to their one-goal advantage while Churchill Bros tried hard to make it all square but the Flaming Oranje side did well to guard their citadel from the rivals.  

Sporting Clube, who showcased a more defensive play in the second half, made attempts through counter-attacks and didn’t succeed for quite a while until Philip Odogwi drove the final nail into the coffin, snatching the three points from Churchill Bros in the 90+1’ minute.

Dempo SC win  

Dempo SC scored a narrow 2-1 win over Goan FC in the GFA Air Arabia U-18 League match played at Ella ground, on Sunday.   

Dempo SC started the match on an attacking note and shot into the lead through Altroy Rodrigues in the 30th minute. However the young Golden Eagles failed to defend their citadel and conceded soon in the 42nd minute as Goan FC’s Jovito Dias scored the leveller.  

Just when it looked like the match would end in a 1-1 draw, Dempo SC regrouped and went on to score yet another goal through Kimran Dias in the 76th minute. Meanwhile at Sirsaim ground, Sesa FA and Salgaocar FC played out a goalless draw. 

Dunes SC defeated Rosarians XI SC 6-2 in the GFA TACA Goa U-20 League match played at Morjim ground, on Sunday.  

Rosarians XI SC opened the scoring in the 4th minute through Tejas Dodamani. Down by a goal, Dunes SC regrouped and equalised in the 18th minute through Hussain Walikar before Suheel Shirodkar took the lead for his team in the 21st minute. Siddha Mandrekar then went on to further increase the tally in the 23rd minute before Astle Fernandes netted Dunes’ fourth goal in the 24th minute.   

Post resumption, Tejas Dodamani pulled a goal back for Rosarians XI SC before Alban Fernandes netted for Dunes SC. Alrich D’Souza drove the final nail into the coffin in the 63rd minute for Dunes SC to make it 6-2.