Candolim oust Goa Velha to reach semi-finals


Candolim Sports Club moved into the semi-finals of 7th London Football Trophy beating hosts Goa Velha Sports Club 3-0, Thursday.
Candolim surged ahead when a stray corner was  awarded as Melroy of Goa Velha missed the ball and conceded a corner kick. Duart who took the corner floated the ball into the Goa Velha box and Candolim’s tall Kleiber headed the ball past Andson in the Goa Velha goal.
Goa Velha were again on the go with Lector providing a superb ball to Sidroy whose rasping shot missed the Candolim goal.
Denzil again being fed by Vishant took several defenders and the goalkeeper in his stride but his final push for the goal was saved on the goalline by Atish.
Royden was next to be unlucky as his shot went straight into the hands of Candolim keeper Marshal.
At half time, Candolim were leading 1-0. After resumption the script did not change with Goa Velha on
the rampage.
Denzil Novis who was fed by Joseph shot against the pole and the ball went out of play. Against the run of play, Candolim yet again gained the corner as Valerio while trying to clear the long ball from Terence conceded a corner and of the resultant corner-kick Candolim scored yet again with Bapu nodding the ball home.
Candolim added one more with Canute this time scoring off a melee. [NT]