- St Anthony’s SC Marna clinch Goveia Trophy
St Anthony’s SC Marna clinch Goveia Trophy
COLVALE: St. Anthony’s Sports Club Marna registered a hard fought 1-0 win over Sai Avtaar Sports Club Anjuna to clinch the glittering 13th Late Pio Jose Goveia Trophy organised by YSC Colvale played, at Colvale Church ground, here, on Saturday.
In the very 5th minute, Avtaar Sports Club missed a golden opportunity of opening their account with Vinayak Mulgaonkar missing a header and 15 minutes later Jesmon Carvalho hitting the defensive wall off a free kick.
In the 23rd minute, Avtaar Sports Club keeper Soma Korgoankar brought a superb save off Sangam Pednekar to keep the slate clean before the breather.
St. Anthony’s Sports Club went ahead in the 62nd minute of play off a superb bullet volley by Joel Fernandes giving no chance to Avtaar Sports Club keeper Soma Korgaonkar, 1-0.
Sai Avtaar Sports Club kept pressing hard for an equaliser but Nitesh Salgaonkar missed an open sitter.
St. Anthony’s Sports Club returned home richer by taking the winners cash prize of Rs 1 lakh plus trophy while Sai Avtaar SC had to be content with the runners-up cash prize of Rs 50,000.
Before the prize distribution ceremony, Chief Guest GFA President Churchill Alemao and Guest of Honour Nilkant Halarnkar, Tivim MLA, addressed the crowd.
Also present were Agnelo Fernandes (Ex-MLA Calangute Constituency), Lavino Rebello (vice president-GFA North), Servo Fernandes (social worker) and Bardez GFA Executive members. Santan Ferrao presided while Adv. Dominic Pereira welcomed and proposed the vote of thanks.