Candolim storm into finals
Hosts Candolim SC stormed into the finals of the Candolim Panchayat Soccer Cup with a 4-2 win over Pilerne SC in the semis played at Dr Gustavo Monteiro stadium, Candolim, on Saturday.
Pilerne took the lead in the 10th minute of play through Anson D’Souza, who after getting hold to a pass from Royston Pereira scored beating the onrushing Candolim keeper, 1-0. Candolim not only equallised in the 12th minute through Saagar Bhatkande off Symond Silveria’s pass but went ahead to net the second goal through Bapu Pednekar, 2-1. On crossing over Saagar netted his brace after Jolief Simoes had done the spadework, only to find Anson D’Souza also net his brace for Pilerne to make it 3-2. However in the 43rd minute Candolim’s Mazson sent a fine curling corner which was firmly headed into the goal by Kliber D’Souza for the fourth goal. [NT]