06 Feb 2023  |   05:48am IST

Guardian Angel SC pip Vasco SC

Shubham Jena slots the match winner
Guardian Angel SC pip Vasco SC

Team Herald 

MAPUSA: Guardian Angel SC continued on their winning run as they managed to register a solitary goal win over Vasco SC in the CAM Goa Professional League played at Duler stadium here on Sunday.

After this win, Guardian Angel SC has six points from 10 matches while Vasco SC stays on 3 points from 7 matches.

Both the teams languishing at the bottom of the league table with just three points played aggressively and had numerous goal scoring opportunities, but yet they returned into the dressing room locked in a goalless draw.

Angel's striker Ghana Frank Adusei who had scored the winning goal in last league match was tightly marked by Vasco's defender Khrawkupar Tamu yet Frank made two attempts at the rival goal but were saved by Vasco's keeper Luis Barreto. Frank’s best chance came in the 43rd minute when he had just keeper

Luis at his mercy yet saw his placement come off the far post to the total disbelief of his teammates and supporters.

Earlier, a curling cross by Angel’s U-20 Melroy Clement saw his curling cross from the right flank kiss the cross bar.

Port Towners too had their chances especially Nigerian Odili Chidi who missed an open sitter in the 11th minute and then three minutes later when he was about to pull the trigger from inside the 18-yard box, Angel's defender Melroy Clement brought a brilliant sliding clearance.

In the 24th and 32nd minutes, Angel's keeper Oswin Rodrigues brought two out of the blue saves by blocking U20 Milton Gomindes strikes from close quarters.

In the added time a teasing cross by Angel's Fedrich Fernandes saw Frank Adusei and Jesloy Moniz a fraction late to nod the ball into the goal.

Finally in the 52nd minute Angel's striker Frank Adusei collecting a long ball from substitute Shubham Jena covered some meters and entering the penalty box, placed the ball into the net to give his side the lead.

At the other end, Angel's Shubham Jena saw his left footer ricochet off the crossbar and minutes later another powerful strike was blocked by keeper Luis Barreto.

Port Towners had two chances to level terms but Cavin Lobo free kick was paired to safety by Angel's keeper Oswin who then once again came to his teams rescue by blocking a hot blooded shot from Odili Chidi.

Port Towners were reduced to ten men with the sending off their defender Suman Lepcha in the 72nd minute for second booking.

Two minutes later, while Angel's Jesloy Moniz strike was saved by keeper Luis at the other end substitute Francisco Fernandes tapped the ball over the horizontal bar from inside the 6-yard box.

In the added time, Guardian Angel almost scored their second goal but keeper Luis Barreto flung to his left and halted a grounder from Shubham.

Angel's Frank Adusei received the man of the match award from Andrew Ferrao- GFA's Executive Committee member.


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