Raia hold Sangolda Lightning


 Sangold Lightning failed to capitalize on the home advantage as they were held by Raia Sporting Club to a goalless draw in a GFA Second Division State play-off football match at Sangolda ground, Tuesday.
Play was restricted to the midfield in the first session and on changing over Raia got off to a promising start with midfielder Jolliton Fernandes keeping his strikers busy, posing threat to the rival goal.
At the other end, in the last quarter, Sangolda’s Chandan Govenkar essayed in a dangerous ball but none of his colleagues could get at the end of it. They could have snatched the match-winner with two minutes to go but unmarked Samuel Almeida ballooned over from close range off a free-kick taken by Nikhil Naik. [H]