Sao Jose de Areal football champs


Sao Jose de Areal emerged winners of Fr Agnelo soccer tournament when they registered a 6-5 victory via tie-breaker against Mandopa SC in the finals played at Avedem, Panchayat grounds, Paroda on Sunday.
Sao Jose de Areal thus won a cash prize of Rs 30,000 while the runners up had to be content with Rs 20,000. The teams played a 1-1 draw during the regulation time. Sao Jose de Areal team shot into the lead in the 20th minute of the first half through Rodney Travasso but the Mandopa lads restored parity in the second session five minutes before the final hooter when Alistair Gomes found the mark. In the tie-breaker, Sao Jose de Areal scored accurately through Rodney Travasso, Mario P, Monte Viegas, Mariano Costa and Freddy Andrew. Mandopa could score only through Alistair Gomes, Jaison Pereira, Albnino Gomes and Soccoro Pereira. [NT]