MARGAO: Churchill Brothers FC and Ave Maria Athletic and Welfare Club played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the Goa Football Association U-14 League match, played at Cavelossim ground, on Monday.
Both the teams started the match on equal footing, however, it was Churchill Brothers FC who took the lead early in the eighth minute through Shayne Afonso. But, Ave Maria played their hearts out as they pressed their opponents even when not in possession. Their constant efforts paid dividends when Austin Delroy D’Silva netted the equalising goal in the 20th minute. The first half score was level 1-1.
Crossing over, Churchill Brothers once again took the lead in the 38th minute through Saish Gaonkar.
Ave Maria tried their best to get back in the game but couldn't get past the Churchill Brothers FC defence.
Just when it looked like Churchill Brothers FC would take home the three points, Austin came with an injury time equalising goal to steal the points from the young Red Machines.
In another match at artificial turf ground, Raia Football Club humbled Young Strikers Benaulim 7-1.
Raia FC’s Deep Paswan once again stole the limelight as the striker scored double hat-trick displaying great skills and ability, and qualities of a future striker. Raia FC led 2-0 at the break as Deep and Velory Carvalho gave the winners a well deserved first half lead.
Changing over, it was all about Deep Paswan who smashed in five more goals. Enosh Goes pulled a goal back for the losing side.
Meanwhile, Sporting Clube de Goa registered a fluent 2-0 win over Compassion FC at Don Bosco ground, Panjim.
Sporting Clube scored a goal each in either halves through Franzel Fernandes and Nelson.