24 Nov 2022  |   06:26am IST

DBO Fatorda lift Cana Benaulim Cup

DBO Fatorda lift Cana Benaulim Cup

Team Herald

MARGAO: Don Bosco Oratory Fatorda overcame giant killers Varca Sports Club 4-2 in the tie-breaker to lift the 15th Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup organised by United Club Benaulim and played at St John Baptist grounds Dando, Benaulim on Sunday.

Fatorda made the better start but Millson Fernandes shot wide from close range. Varca were content with defending and got their rhythm after the restart but Fatorda goalkeeper Karol Soares denied rival striker Jolan Fernandes with a fine save.

At the other end Mohamed Shaikh kept Varca in the match with a terrific save of Ashley Furtado in the last minute.

In the tie breaker Charlton Pereira, Milsson Fernandes, Ashley Furtado and Michael Furtado netted for DBO Fatorda.while only Joelan Fernandes and Francis Fernandes scored for Varca.

Former Salgaocar defender Mariano Dias was the chief guest and gave away the prizes in the presence of Sarpanch Xavier Pereira, Deputy Sarpanch Glyda Fernandes and other panchayat members.

Earlier former Women National footballers Fatima Rodrigues, Margarita Rodrigues along with Tanya Rebello (Taekwondo Champion) Kimron Fernandes (Junior National footballer) and Ageema Rodrigues (footballer and athlete) were felicitated for bringing laurels to Benaulim. 

The winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs 40,000 and a trophy while the runners-up had to settle for Rs 35,000 and a trophy. 


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