Herald: Salgaocar FC emerge victorious

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Salgaocar FC emerge victorious

16 Mar 2019 05:07am IST
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16 Mar 2019 05:07am IST

AGENCIES, DIPHU: Salgaocar Football Club beat Sankata Club, Nepal 4-2 to win the 4th CEM Gold Cup 2019, organised by Karbi Anglong Sports Association at KASA stadium, Diphu, Assam, recently

 The Greens dominated from the start and their superiority mirrored on the scoreline when striker Devendra Murgaonkar sent a powerful shot from inside the box, past the Sankata Club goalkeeper, after receiving an assist from Selwyn Costa.

 At the other end, Sankata Club also found a few opening but Salgaocar defenders did a good job of keeping the slate clean.

 The second half was no different but there were more goals to boot for the Goans. 

 Salgaocar kept the pressure  and Devendra scored again as he hoodwinked a host of rival defenders and slotted the ball past the advancing goalkeeper, off a well laid cross from Ronaldo Oliveira.

 Salgaocar then slammed two more goals to seal the title. The third goal came when Ronaldo split the rival defence open with a free-kick to mount more pressure on Sankata. Selwyn then killed the contest with a superb shot past a hapless rival goalkeeper. 

The Greens did concede two goals but were never threatened by the Nepalese opposition.

 Salgaocar coach Anthony Levino Pereira was overjoyed with the performance of his team. “The most important thing was winning the tournament and we have achieved that. The boys performed exceptionally well. We dedicate this win to our club boss Shivanand Salgaocar, President of Salgaocar F C and his daughter Swati Salgaocar, Vice President, Youth Development and family,” Pereira stated.

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