Don Bosco Oratory, Wilred Leisure in semis
Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda and Wilred Leisure Sports Club, Curtorim moved into the semi-finals of All-Goa invitational inter-village football tournament for Lalit Cup 2012 organized by Lions Club of Canacona at Devabhaga ground, Canacona, Monday.
DBO were lucky to squeeze past strong contenders Rossman Cruz Nagoa, Verna via the tie-breaker 10-9 after the match was drawn 2-2 at full time.
Cliff Barretto put DBO ahead in the 10th minute, while Wilson Fernandes levelled the score minutes before the lemon break.
On resumption of play Wilson Dias helped DBO to snatch the lead. However, a last minute goal by Bazilo Rego forced the match into tie-breaker.
Socorro Azavedo, Roger Azavedo, Travon Silva, Cliff Barretto, Blaise Faleiro, Wilson Dias Charlton Pereira and Minguel Barretto pumped-in all their penalty shots for DBO, while Roy Almeida, Menino Pereira, Martiso Abranches, Wilson Fernandes, Ajoy Satarker, Bazilo Rego, Eusebio Fernandes were successful for Rossman Cruz. Substitute Cyril Correia’s shot was blocked by the DBO keeper.
Wilred Leisure were stretched to the wall but finally managed a 1-0 victory over United Club of Benaulim to be the third to advance to semi-finals.
The all-important goal was scored by Milagres Fernandes with a few minutes to go for the final whistle.
DBO will play Dramapur SC on December 21 and Wilfred Leisure will take on the winners of Tuesday’s match. [H]