Monday, November 30, 2015

Salgaocar FC go top

MARGAO: Salgaocar FC put up a commanding performance to brush aside Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 in a Round Three clash of the AIFF U-15 Youth League, at the SAG ground, Assolna, on Saturday.

29 Nov, 2015, 05:15AM IST

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The winners led 3-0 at the breather and courtesy this win have moved to the top of the four-team league table with seven points from three outings whilst Sporting Clube de Goa continue on third spot with three points.
Salgaocar FC should have taken the lead in the 15th minute. Larryl Mascarenhas making a fine run down the right and inch perfect cross Chaitan in the box who brings the ball under control but is intercepted before he can let fly.
Salgaocar FC broke the deadlock in the 21st minute through a beautifully worked team goal. Chaitan on the left sent Levy Pereira clear. The last named found Frazer Gomes on the edge of the box who let fly his terrific left foot beating the outstretched arms of Akshat Hadkonkar, much to the delight of his teammates.
Three minutes later, it was 2-0 in favour of The Greens as keeper Antonio Dylan D’Silva stepped up to take a free-kick around the centre line. His opposite number Akshat fisted the ball only as far as Levy who had a go with his left foot. 
Whilst Akshat did brilliantly do get down to get his hands to the ball Flan Gomes was lurking and easily tapped into an empty net. At that point Salgaocar were in total control of the game and kept attacking at will, with Sporting Clube having the rare counter attack to keep the Salgaocar FC defense on their toes.
Tyson Silva who came on as a substitute for goal-scorer Flan with a few minutes to go to half-time was immediately in the thick of things and linked up well upfront with Frazer and Larryl. It was he who found the back of the net for Salgaocar FC’s third in the 43rd minute as he hammered home from inside the box after some deft close-ball control by Larryl and a beautiful lay-off.
After the change of ends, Sporting Clube came out with their intentions made clear. Stendley Fernandes in particular having an outstanding half, with the pacey Aman Govekar and Sahil Halarnkar causing the Salgaocar FC defense a few problems.
Sporting Clube were rewarded with a goal in the 69th minute as Stendley played a delightful through ball to Aman who finished calmly from inside the box past an advancing Salgaocar custodian. Minutes later Stendley made another mazy run and dribbled past a few defenders but his effort was well-gathered by Antonio.
 The final chance of the game fell to the boys in Green as Larryl played substitute Aaron Barreto through on goal, the last named rounding the keeper but unable to beat the host of retreating defenders before the keeper recovered well to gather the ball. In the end the Greens ran out comfortable winners and thereby maintained their unbeaten record in the tournament.