- Milagres SC thrash Friends XI SC
Milagres SC thrash Friends XI SC
Sarpem, Linden net a brace while Sapnesh and Sailesh also score for the winners; Cunchelim SC win
PANJIM: Milagres Sports Club thrashed Friends XI Sports Club 6-0 in the Goa Football Associations Third Division League Play-off match, at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday.
Both the teams started the match on an attacking note and cancelled out each other’s moves to keep the scores goalless until Friends XI were awarded a foul for a reckless tackle by Milagres SC's Nilesh Salgaonkar on the rival defender in the 31st minute. With all the Friends XI players going all out to find a sight at the goal, the ball was cleared and Milagres SC made a counter attacking move with the rivals being caught off.
Milagres SC's Sarpem Diukar made his run and slotted the first goal past the rivals keeper in the 32nd minute.
Not long after the first goal Sarpem netted yet another goal in the 42nd minute to complete his brace.
The teams went into the breather with Milagres SC leading by a 2-0 margin.
Post resumption, Friends XI made attempts to level terms with the rivals but failed miserable as they were caught out again when Milagres SC scored the third goal through a spot kick brilliantly taken by Sapnesh Goankar in the 62nd minute.
Linden Martins scored the fourth goal off a free kick after Milagres SC were given a free kick for a reckless tackle by Maverick Almeida.
Sailesh Miskin netted yet another for Milagres SC in the 84th minute before Linden drove the final nail into the coffin just before the final whistle to complete the 6-0 rout of Friends XI SC.
In another match at Quitula ground, Cunchelim Sports Club scored twice to get past Nerul Sports Club.
There was no score in the first half, however after the breather Cunchelim SC found their breakthrough in the 53rd minute through Umesh Pujar.
Mahabaleshwar Thanekar scored in the 90th minute as the Cunchelim side knocked out Nerul SC 2-0.