First Division: Taleigao down YBT
Sao Minguel Taleigao got the better of their neighbours Young Boys of Tonca 2-0 in the GFA First Division League match played at Duler grounds, on Saturday.
Taleigao held the upper hand in the first 30 minutes of the match, wherein they scored two goals. After Richard Dias and Marc Fernandes failed to convert for Taleigao, finally in the 18th minute, a power-packed free-kick by Randell Dias hit the YBT player and the ball rolled into the goal, with the keeper beaten, 1-0.
YBT citadel once again crumbled in the 26th minute, as Pramod Mardolkar controlling a pass from his teammate got the better of YBT players and scored with a delightful chip over the onrushing keeper Parsappa Harijan, 2-0. Down by two goals YBT got their act together and produced some threatening moves in search of the goals. In the 28th minute, Dickson Ragtao kissed the upright, while Terrance Lobo’s 20-yard shot was brilliantly pushed for a corner by Taleigao keeper Risven Estrocio.
Taleigao had only one good attempt at the rival goal on crossing over, but keeper Parsappa pulled off a smart save from Steven Baptista’s strike. YBT dominated throughout the second half with medio Terrance Lobo working tirelessly, keeping their strikers busy upfront, but failed to score. Also a 30-yard free-kick by Terrance Lobo was acrobatically parried for a corner by the Taleigao keeper. [NT]