St Anthony rally to beat Navelim


St Anthony’s Sporting Club, Colva came from behind to defeat Navelim Sporting Club 2-1 and enter the quarter-finals of all-Goa Wilred Leisure Super Soccer inter-village tournament organized by Wilred Leisure Sports Club at DSYA ground, Curtorim, Tuesday. The score was 1-1 at half time.
Alvito Colaco put Navelim ahead in the very sixth minute when he beat the rival goalkeeper with a snap shot. However, their joy was shortlived when Ryan Fernandes canceled the lead in the 12th minute.
Crossing over, St Anthony’s put up a vastly improved display and attacked the rival goal regularly. Their persistent forays materialized when Jesus Cardozo  struck the match-winner in the 35th minute.
On Monday, St. Cruz Club of Cavelossim fought brilliantly to score a 3-1 win over Macazana Sports and Welfare Club to enter into the last eight stage.
Macazana dictated the terms in the first session and led by a goal scored in the 25th minute through Aston Vaz.
Cavelossim regrouped in the second session and dominated the proceedings. Roland Fernandes first equalized at the start of the second session while Clifton Cardoza gave them the lead. Preston D'Sa drove the final nail into the rival coffin. Neville Almeida was adjudged man-of-the-match. [H]