Fr Agnelo Ashram HSS emerge football champions
Fr Agnelo Ashram Higher Secondary School, Verna emerged champions in the all-Goa inter-higher secondary invitational football tournament, defeating hosts St Alex HSS Curtorim 4-3 vie tie-breaker in the exciting finals played at Curtorim grounds.
Both teams played super soccer with superior ball possession, dribbling and shooting as the ball travelled from one goal post to another giving hard time to defence including the goalkeepers of both teams.
Macquim Dias of Fr Agnelo Ashram HSS missed a golden opportunity in the 25th minute as he shot wide from penalty area. Mairon Fernandes of St Alex HSS after receiving long right diagonal pass from Snako Dias missed open chance in the 52nd minute from hand-shaking distance as his placement went over the cross bar. At regular time both teams were goalless and tie-breaker was resorted.
In the tie-breaker Elvis Baretto, Godfrey Mascarenhas, Neliston D’ Silva and Macquin Dias scored for Winners, while Anthony Cardoso, Mairon Fernandes and Snako Dias scored for losers. St Alex HSS players Micky Furtado and Wellington Rodrigues penalty went over the cross bar.
MLA of Curtorim constituency Mr Alex Reginaldo Lourenco was the chief guest and gave away the prizes along with other guests. Ms. Juliana Gurjao e Colaco, Dy Director, DSYA and Dionisio Sardinha, Vice Chairperson of Wilred Leisure SC were guests of honour.
Following prizes were awarded—First Scorer of the Finals: Anthony Cardozo (St Alex HSS), Highest Scorer of Tournament: James Fernandes (St Alex HSS), Best Midfielder: Quan Gomes (Fr Agnelo Ashram HSS), Best Goalkeeper: Ignatius Noronha (St Alex HSS), Promising Player: Steven Fernandes (St Alex HSS), Best Defender: Godfrey Mascarenhas (Fr Agnelo HSS), Best Player: Wellington Rodrigues (St Alex HSS), Best Striker: Costanccio Rodrigues (Fr Agnelo HSS), Farewell Goal: Nelistan D’ Silva (Fr Agnelo HSS). [NT]