Sangolda move into quarters
A brace by Mandarao Desai helped Sangolda Lighting beat Arpora Sporting Club 2-1 and move into the quarter-finals of Candolim Village Panchayat Cup football tournament organized by Candolim Sports Club at Dr Gustavo Monteiro ground, Candolim, Tuesday.
Sangolda began well and could have forged ahead in the fifth minute but Shubham Dessai’s try missed the mark narrowly. Mandarao Desai put Sangolda ahead in the seventh minute off a pass from Govind Palyekar.
Sangolda had a golden opportunity to double the lead within minutes but Shubham shot over with only Arpora goalkeeper Jude at his mercy.
Changing over, Arpora fought back and drew level following a free-kick by Savio which was headed home by Shubham Malvankar in the 38th minute. Sangolda went ahead again through Mandarao Desai who took advantage off a defensive lapse in the 50th minute.
Arpora tried hard to restore parity but to no avail. [H]