- Salgaocar FC survive Cavelossim scare
Salgaocar FC survive Cavelossim scare
Kamo scores the match-winner for the Greens after Liston cancelled Daulat’s early lead for Cavelossim
AMBELIM: Salgaocar FC defeated SCC Cavelossim 2-1 in the GFA Pro-League match, at Ambelim ground, on Thursday.
Daulat Desssai for SCC Cavelossim was thick on action on the fore front for the first ten minutes of play while Kamo Stephane Bayi made vital moves for Salgaocar FC.
Just two minutes into the match Cavelossim’s Daulat had the best chance to give his side a dream lead when he was fed at the goal mouth by Joshua Vaz, but the former’s left footer shot hit the outside netting of Salgaocar FC.
At the other end, Salgaocar’s Kamo Stephane Bayi dribbled past Cryson Fernandes and Cresson Antao with ease but the lads power packed strike was brilliantly saved by Cavelossim keeper Agnelo Gomes in the 4th minutes.
Couple of minutes later, Cavelossim attacked the rivals wherein Joshua Vaz and Daulat Dessai foxy move should have rewarded them with a goal but Greens Lenny Pereira’s timely tackle thwarted the danger.
However it was no surprise as Cavelossim took the lead in the 9th minute through Daulat as the lanky striker’s drive gave no chance for the rival keeper off Suraj Hadkonkar’s assist.
It took 32 minutes for Salgaocar FC to equalise. Greens’ U-20 striker Liston Colaco and Kamo combined well upfront before the former scored past the rival keeper.
At the other end, Daulat Dessai of Cavelossim without any selfish motto connected a ball to striker Mathew Colaco inside Salgaocar FC box, but a timely two men block by Jovel Martins and Leny Pereira thwarted danger.
Just as Cavelossim were pressing hard, Salgaocar FC scored at the other end in the dying minutes of the first half.
Kamo Stephane Bayi’s diagnol shot landed safely into the Cavelossim nets off Brian Mascarenhas assist.
Changing ends, Salgaocar almost doubled the lead when Gilbert Oliveira found Liston lurking in the box, but the young strikers’ effort was pushed to safety by keeper Agnelo.
Cavelossim’s Daulat once again tested the keeper with a long range shot in the 50th minute, but his effort was easily saved by the Salgaocar keeper Bruno Colaco.
SCC Cavelossim tried to come back in the match but Salgaocar FC defended well.
Umesh Harijan of Salgaocar tricky shot was saved by Cavelossim keeper in the 76th minute.
Kamo Stephane Bayi should have scored his brace for Salgaocar FC in the 87th minute but he shot wide over the bar.