Sporting meet Salgaocar in Super Cup semis
Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 13:18
Sporting Clube de Goa will meet highly rated Goa Super League champions Salgaocar FC in GFA’s Goa Super Cup semi-finals at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday.
Apart from the Goa Super League title, Salgaocar have impressively added the GFA Taca Goa U-20 Trophy and GFA U-14 title to their glittering cabinet this season.
Sporting Goa on the other hand will be hungry to stay on track for some silverware after enjoying a very good spell in the second half of the season.
When the two clubs met in November in the Goa Pro League, Salgaocar triumphed 3-1, but since then the Flaming Oranje have turned the tables, defeating Salgaocar no less than three times.
The first was a 2-0 victory in the I-League in January, followed up by a 4-1 win in the Goa Super League in February and another 3-1 win in the I-League in March.
Sporting Clube de Goa also managed to finish the season in sixth place in the I-League, one place above Salgaocar.
The Duler Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Sporting Goa, especially against the Goan clubs. Whether it continues only time will tell. [H]
Wadala overcomes Kamble, enters final
Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 13:14
Backed by the crowd, Sahil Wadala (PBC) got past Swapnil Kamble (Mapusa Boys) with ease in the semi-finals of C-36kg category in 7th All-Goa Late Pandharinath Shirodkar memorial boxing championship at Don Bosco Oratory, here.
Parshuram Lague (SAI Peddem) stuck to the basics with straight left and right combination to defeat Rohit Salgoankar (St Joseph).
In the women's section, Algerie Fernandes got the better of Saloni Parab (PBC) in a very closely fought contest which by far was the bout of the day.
Priti Kumari (PBC) and Bina Mandal (Mar) both national boxers did not live up to the expectation as both boxers trying to get their way through but ended up clinching a lot with Priti eventually winning the bout. It was a mixed day for most of the clubs.
Results (quarters) -- C-32kg: Lennon D’ Souza (SAI PED’B’) lost to Abhishek Prasad (PBC). J-52kg: Vishal Nistri (M Boys) lost to Umesh Chavan (SAI Ped). J-49kg: Vishwas Pednekar (Rangers) beat Santosh Naik (People ‘B’).
Semis -- C-36kg: Sahil Wadala (PBC) beat Swapnil Kamble (M Boys). C-36kg: Harshal Kamble (SSCC) lost to Gopal Naik (Sai Ped).
Girls -- E-38kg: Aashreya Naik (SAI Ped) lost to Sangeetha Thapa (PBC). E-30kg: Rohit Salgaonkar (St Joseph) lost to Parshuram Lague (SAI Ped). E-24kg: Sandeep BC (PBC) beat Aspak Dangal (SAI Ped). C-38kg: Suraj Kasabi (M Boys) lost to Uttesh Asgaonkar (SAI Ped). E-34kg: Raj Khadpe (Saligao) beat Anant Swani (PBC).
Women’s final -- D-30kg: Harsha Parsekar (Sai Ped) beat Adrian Rodrigues (Mat). C-38kg: Alegrie Fernandes (Margao) beat Saloni Parab (PBC). C-42kg: Priti Kumari (PBC) beat Bina Mandal (Mar).
Senior -- 57kg: Kiran Jadhav (Margao) lost to Madhumala (Sai Ped).
Semi-finals -- B-54kg: Sagar Madkaikar (Saligao) beat Pranil Shinde (Rangers). B-48kg: Pravin Singaram (Ranger) beat Gaurav Narvekar (Mar). B-48kg: Ashish Kalangutkar (SSCC) lost to Sunil Kamble (Sai Ped). A-52kg: Rahul Naik (Margao) beat Shailesh Kodbal (M Boys). A-52kg: Sairaj Pauskar (Ranger) lost to Manthan Rankale (Peoples). A-46kg: Tarun Gupta (People’s) lost to Zegeto Fernandes (Saligao).
A whopping 133 boxers registered for the tournament. [H]