Guardian Angel overcome Nuvem
Guardian Angel Sports Club, Curchorem got the better of Parish Youth, Nuvem 2-1 to romp into the quarter-finals of 1st Balaji Ambe memorial inter-village football tournament organized by Cuncolim Union at Cuncolim ground, Cuncolim, Monday. Guardian Angel led 1-0 at half time.
Guardian Angel forged ahead in the 12th minute through Blinton D'Costa’s goal off a cross from Shaik Sushil.
In the second half, Nuvem went all-out in search of the equalizer. They almost managed to score the neutralizer in the 32nd minute but Nuvem’s Joao Colaco’s powerful shot was saved by Guardian Angel goalkeeper Joel Coutinho.
In the 35th minute, Guardian Angel doubled the lead when the Nuvem goalkeeper fumbled to collect the ball and the lurking Blinton D'Costa took advantage of the situation and tapped the ball in.
Stung by the deficit, Nuvem tried their best to reduce the deficit. Their efforts materialized in the 55th minute when Ivan Colaco converted a spot kick which was awarded to them by the referee after the Curchorem defender handled the ball inside the danger area.
Spurred by the reducer, Nuvem pushed hard in search of the equalizer but Curchorem defender Marcus D'Costa stood tall in protecting his citadel.
Guardian Angel will face Navelim Villages Union in the quarter-finals [H]