Jawahar Club, Ponda edged past Portais Sports Club, Panjim 3-2 in an under-16 GFA football match at St Cruz ground, Thursday. The score was 2-2 at half time.
Portais started on a positive note and took the lead in the very first minute when Asner Alfonso slotted past the rival custodian.
Stunned by the setback, Jawahar quickly regrouped and found the equalizer through Velancio Fernandes in the fourth minute.
Portais struck back and took the lead once again through Asner in the 24th minute.
Just before the lemon break, Velancio restored parity with a powerful shot.
After the restart, the teams went all-out in search of the match-winner. Jawahar scored the all-important goal through Ashiq Sheikh in the 70th minute. [H]