Sai Avatar make semis grade


 Sai Avatar Sports Club, Anjuna struggled before they registered a 6-5 win via tie-breaker over Sangolda Lightning to enter the semi-finals of VIIth Reira Soccer Cup at Saligao grounds, on Monday.
The teams were locked in a 1-1 draw, at the end of the 70-minute duel. In the 15th minute of play, Saprem Diukar after getting hold of a pass from medio Abhijit finished with a neat grounder. When it looked that Anjuna had booked their place in the last four of the tournament, Joseph headed the ball into the goal off Sachin Chopdekar’s cross, a minute before the final hooter. In the tie-breaker, for Anjuna, Saprem, Shekar, Akshay, Rohan and Abhijit scored on target, while, for the Sangolda colts Sachin, Yogesh, Washington and Nikhil scored. [NT]