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FC Bardez down Sesa to move into last 4

pink brigade strike in stoppage time with goals from Inacio and Hanslum to beat academy side 3-1

15th May 2018, 04:49 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI

Two late goals helped FC Bardez beat Sesa FA 3-1 to seal a semis spot in the Goa Sevens Premier League, organised by Goa Sevens and Ambelim Sports Club in association with Goa Football Association (GFA) at Ambelim Sports Complex, on Monday.

The Sesa team came into this quarter-final game off two straight wins in their group phase, while the Bardez team registered one win while they suffered one loss. The Bardez side began the game with better attacking as Clinton Niasso’s powerful shot on target was kept at bay by an alert SESA defender Babu Naik. The first two minutes saw the Bardez team come out with five shots on target but the academy keeper cleared all dangers.

And it was to no surprise that FC Bardez side took an early lead as Clinton’s corner was neatly tapped in by Neville Albuquerque. The Sesa side came close to scoring as Rovan Pereira failed to place his strong left footer on target as it went wide The FC Bardez side had a chance to double their lead but Clinton’s long ranger went high from post as they went into the break with a 1-0 lead over the Sesa side.

Moving into the second half, the Sesa side came out stronger with Cyrus Noronha and Kunal Salgaocar moving deep down. Dhiraj Chauhan placed in a perfect long ball inside to substitute Ryan Fernandes but the later failed to control the ball inside 

the box.

The Sesa side managed to tap in a close ball inside but the referee pointed out for an offside. But the Academy team made it 1-1 two minutes later as Cyrus Noronha moved in swiftly from the left side and placed his low shot into the nets as the SESA side were looking for a strong comeback.  

Post this, the Bardez side kept putting pressure onto the backline as first Jessel Carneiro’s shot off a free kick was closely saved by the Sesa keeper while later, Ronil Azavedo shot high from far. The Bardez side finally managed to take the lead in the final additional time as Inacio Colaco tapped it in off Jessel’s pass. Substitute Hanslum Furtado added another late goal as his first touch landed into the nets as the Bardez side 

won 3-1.  


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GSPL Women’s Festival:   Royal Builders vs Euro Connexion, 7 pm

GSPL 2: Quarter-final 3:  Goan FC vs Dempo SC, 8 pm, at Ameblim Sport Complex, Ambelim