Sai Avatar shoot out Milagres SC


Sai Avatar SC Anjuna registered a 4-1 win via tie-breaker over Milagres SC Mapusa to move into the quarters of the Hotel Goan Heritage Soccer Cup, organised by Calangute Association and played at Poriat grounds, on Thursday.
Both the sides knowing each other’s style of play restricted the game mostly in the midfield with the keepers being hardly tested.
Milagres had the first attempt at the goal, as Aires Fernandes worked up the right flank and sent a perfect cross to Jolan Fernandes, who surprisingly headed the ball over the post with only the Anjuna keeper to beat.
At the other end, Anjuna’s Abhijit Salgaonkar took a delightful chip to the far corner of the goal but was timely tipped over the post by Milagres keeper.
In the closing stages of the match Saprem Diukar of Anjuna was brought down just outside the penalty box by Milagres defender Noel Viegas.
With the match ending in a goalless draw the tie-breaker was implemented where for Sai Avatar side Shekhar Kerkar, Saprem Diukar, Abhijit Salgaonkar and Kalpesh Gadekar scored on target, while only Noel Viegas scored for Milagres. [NT]