PANJIM: Sporting Clube de Goa overcame stiff challenge from Churchill Brothers Sports Club with a 2-1 win to enter the final of the North Zone Goa Football Association U-16 League match played at Don Bosco Oratory ground, Panjim, on Sunday.
Both the teams started the match on a cautious note but it was Sporting Clube de Goa who took the lead in the 11th minute through Joseph D’Souza. The end to end battle witnessed plenty of missed chances for Red Machines while Sporting Clube de Goa keeper kept the side ahead with some brilliant saves.
Crossing over, Sporting Clube de Goa doubled the account in the 58th minute through Francisco Fernandes. After the second goal, Sporting Clube de Goa resorted to defensive game plan as they added more men to their defence. Churchill were better in the second half compared to their first half performance. The young Red Machines managed to pull one back through Aditya Salgaonkar. Churchill Brothers tried their best to find the equaliser but they couldn’t get past the rival defence.