- Goa Velha SC split points with A A De Moira
Goa Velha SC split points with A A De Moira
MAPUSA: Goa Velha Sports Club fought hard to hold A.A.De Moira to a goalless draw in the GFA's Geno First Division League, at Duler Stadium, here, on Wednesday.
Moira had an upper hand over their rivals and had they converted the chances they had created the score line would have been different.
Goa Velha also need to thank their keeper Soma Korgaokar who brought some smart saves to deny the Moira players in finding the nets who were in high confidence after their win over Salgaocar Junior in the last match.
First Klusner Periera could not get the better of Goa Velha keeper from close range off a long ball delivered by Faheez Mahammad and then minutes later Faheez Mohammad was denied by the keeper before he could strike the ball.
Goa Velha had the first decent attempt in the 28th minute when Akash Sanadi rasping shot was well stopped by keeper Preston Rego.
Soma Korgaokar was unbeatable this time keeping out Faheez well struck shot from a corner taken by Klusner and then denying Rudresh Tendulkar in one-to -one situation after being put through by Faheez in the last ten minutes before half time.
On resumption of second half it was the same story as Moira could not find a way pass Soma who dived full stretch to keep out Joliston Rebello`s power packed shot from creeping into the goal after being teed up by Siddesh Kesarkar in the 53rd minute.
Moira should have been a goal ahead in the 62nd minute but Llyod Mascarenhas with an open goal gapping fluffed his lines at the crucial point to the dismay of his teammates and dugout from an inch perfect cross delivered by Klusner.
Moira's Klusner Pereira received the man-of-the- match award from the hands of Ravesh Narvekar-Manager of Vasco SC.