Agnel Polytechnic champs
Agnel Polytechnic, Verna won the all-Goa inter-Diploma Sports Meet Football Tournament, trouncing Govt Polytechnic Bicholim 3-0 played at Agnel Ashram grounds, Verna.
Deryl Andrew the midfield marshall who was instrumental in pulling the strings in the midfield deservedly opened the scoring midway through the first session as his 25-yard carpet drive left the opponent’s keeper flat-footed. Agnel Polytechnic led 1-0 at the breather.
In the second session, Kingsley Oliveira added another goal ten minutes into the second session as he headed home from a corner-kick and 15 minutes from time Jerome Pegado put the game to bed after neatly finishing a through ball he received from Deryl.
Agnel Polytechnic played a very good game by keeping the ball thus leaving their opponents chasing shadows all through the match. The opponent’s few attacks that came from long range shooting were all splendidly dealt with by keeper Hilario who did a very good job of keeping a clean sheet.
In the semi-finals, Agnel Polytechnic beat two times defending champions Agnel Institute of Food Craft and Culnery Services Verna by 3-1. Peregrino put Agnel Polytechnic ahead only to see his goal cancelled out by Jolex. But Kingsley and Jerome scored in the second half to take them through to the finals.
Institute coach Socorro Vaz who guided AIFCCS to the title last here, has this year guided Agnel Polytechnic to their maiden title. [NT]