St Rock Senaulim register solitary goal win
MATHOL-VERNA: St. Rock Senaulim beat Ambulor by a solitary goal to move into the quarter-finals of Lazaro D’Silva and Caje Fernandes memorial inter-ward football tournament, at Mathol football ground, Verna,on Saturday.
St Rock Senaulim took an early lead through Valenton Rodriguez in the eighth minute from a fine placement from inside the box.
In the second half, Ambulor 2 missed an easy chance to level the score. Later, Desmond Menezes and Santano Calado of Ambulour 1 missed easy chances in 30th and 41st minutes respectively.
St Rock Senaulim goalkeeper Richard Pereira came up with good saves in the closing minutes of the match. St Rock Senaulim will now meet Povosao Boys on April 22.
Mormugao SC blank Betalbatim SC
NAGOA-VERNA: Mormugao SC blanked Betalbatim SC 2-0 to move into the semi- finals of the Nagoa Village Panchayat Cup organised by Pax of Nagoa SC, at Nagoa panchayat ground, on Saturday.
This match between Mormugao SC and Betalbatim SC was played at fast pace. In the 18th minute, a shot by Mormugao’s Elroy Fernandes missed the target by whiskers. In the very next minute, Sameer Borkar also missed along a range shot.
Sushant Borkar’s power-packed shot beat the Betalbatim goalkeeper to open the account in the 28th minute.
In the second half, Sushant Borkar doubled the lead in the 51st minute off a direct kick from 25-yards which beat the Betalbatim goalkeeper.
Mormugao SC will now meet winner of Curtorim Gymkhana and Raia SC.
Curtorim down St Anna Veterans
CAVELOSSIM: Curtorim Veterans downed St Anna Veterans 2-0 to enter into the quarter-finals of the 1st all Goa late Joseph Alves Veterans soccer organised by Cavelossim Villagers forum, at Father Drustian Wellington ground, Cavelossim, on Saturday.
Curtorim Veterans were dominant from the starting whistle with Alfred Fernandes and Jameston Noronha displaying fine quality possession of the ball. Curtorim scored the first goal in the 10th minute when Honorato Mascarenhas scored from rebound of goalkeeping blunder by St Anna keeper Manual Dsouza. Honarto Mascarenhas then scored his second goal in the 18th minute with a blistering shot in the right corner.
St Anna tried to regroup themselves in the second half but were not able to break through the Curtorim defence.