Agnel Polytechnic triumph
Agnel Polytechnic, Verna trounced Government Polytechnic, Bicholim 3-0 to emerge champions of all-Goa inter-diploma sports meet football at Agnel Ashram ground, Verna, Sunday. Agnel led 1-0 at half time.
Deryl Andrew, who was the fulcrum in the midfield, opened the tally for Agnel Polytechnic midway through the first session when his 25-yard carpet drive left the rival goalkeeper flat footed.
Ten minutes after resumption, Kingsley Oliveira doubled the lead of Agnel Polytechnic when he headed home a corner kick.
Fifteen minutes from time, Jerome Pegado drove the final nail into the rival coffin when he slotted pasty the rival goalkeeper off a through pass off Deryl.
Government Polytechnic tried to get back into the game but their attempts were blocked by goalkeeper Hilario.
In the semi-finals, Agnel Polytechnic beat defending two-times champions Agnel Institute of Food Craft and Culnery Services Verna 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.
Former institute coach Socorro Vaz, who guided AIFCCS to the title last year, has this year guided Agnel Polytechnic to their maiden title. [H]