Panjim Lawyers emerge champs
Panjim Lawyers squeezed past hosts Mapusa Lawyers 2-1 to emerge champions of 1st all-Goa Advocates football tournament at Sangolda ground, Monday. Panjim led 2-0 at half time.
Panjim started brightly and took the lead in the sixth minute after Edu Carvalho’s well executed 25-yard free-kick curled into the rival nylons.
Four minutes later, Panjim doubled their lead through Dene Rosario’s free-kick that left rival goalkeeper Gajanan stunned.
After resumption, Mapusa were awarded a penalty in the 50th minute and Raju Poulekar kept his cool to slot past the rival goalkeeper abd pull one back for the hosts.
Mapusa tried hard to restore parity but could not get past the rival defence.
Dene was adjudged the man-of-the-match while Amey was adjudged player-of-the-tournament. The third place was secured by Bicholim Advocates.
Other awards — Best goalkeeper: Francis Fernandes. Best forward: Mandar Parab. Best midfielder: Valmiki Menezes. Best defender: Vilas Goltekar. Best disciplined team: High Court. Spirit of football: Margao Advocates. Senior most player: TA Sawant.
Arjuna Awardee Bruno Couthino was the chief guest gave away the prizes. Adv. Dominic Pereira compered. Adv. Sachin Desai proposed the vote of thanks. [H]