Cavelossim overcome Goa Velha


Santa Cruz Dub of Cavelossim overcame Goa Velha Sports Club 2-1 to finish their engagements on a triumphant note in GFA King· fisher Pro League football at panchayat ground, Raia, Tuesday. Playing out several talented players, coach Kanan Priolkar would have not settled for anything less than a win and the players rose to the occasion and gave their best on the field. Joaquim Carvalho and captain Jolex Fernandes scored for Cavelossim. Cavelossim forged ahead in the 15th minute when Joaquim Carvalho's try deflected off rival defender Criston Fernandes and Margao Sports Club down Wilred Leisure eluded Goa Velha goalkeeper Siddesh Marje off a jolex flag kick Thereafter, the remaining period of the first halftumed out to be listless, as both sides preferred to hold back their offensive intent. cavelossim nearly doubled their lead midway in the opening session but Rayman Fernandes'long ranger sailed over the crossbar Earlier, Goa Velha were unlucky when midfielder Saprem Diukar's shot was blocked by the Cavelossim goalkeeper off a Abhjit Salgaocar through pass. After resumption, Cavelossim began on an attacking note and created umpteen chances but failed to convert them. Goa Velha nearly found the equalizer soon after resumption but Sidroy Afonso failed to connect a weU measured cross from Alber Gonsalves in front of the goa!. Cavelossim doubled their lead in the nnd minute when captain lolex received the ball from defender joaquim and the fonner sped past the rival defender and beat Goa Velha goalkeeper Siddesh Morje with a snap shot. Stunned by the deficit, Goa Velha regrouped and nearly reduced the deficit but cavelossim goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh came to his side's rescue and thwarted Sidroy Afonso's attempt. At the fag end, Goa Velha managed to reduce the deficit when substitute Nestor Dias picked up the ball from his own half and unleashed a righ t-footer which crashed into the neL Stunned by the reducer, Cavelossim went into an attacking mode and nearly made it 3-1 in the injury time but substitute striker Sagar Bathkande muffed a sitter as he shot wide with only the rival goalkeeper at his mercy off a pass from Samson Fernandes. Our Mapusa Correspondent adds — Margao Sports Club registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Wilfred Leisure Sports Club, Curto rim at Ouler ground, here, Tuesday, Wilfred Leisure enjoyed the lion's share of exchanges but their strikers failed to convert their chances, The Margao goalkeeper
came to his side's rescue with a couple of saves to deny the Curtorim side from scoring. In the 12th minute, Wilfred's defender Bruno Fernandes tackled Margao striker inside the IS-yard box and the referee without any hesitation pointed to the dreaded spot. Margao captain Manish Oliveira made no mistake in converting the spot kick. Crossing over, Margao doubled their lead when Benzu Clemente scored off a corner. [H]