Tonca shock Curtorim Gymkhana


Young Boys of Tonca shocked Curtorim Gymkhana 1-0 to earn full points in the GFA first division football league match played at DSYA grounds, Curtorim on Thursday.
The all-important goal for the YBT was scored by Colon Noronha in the 32nd minute of the first half of play.
Thursday’s loss has given a severe setback to Curtorim Gymkhana who were aspiring to try and occupy the top position.
Curtorim had themselves to be blamed for the setback as their forwards failed to utilise the opportunities that came their way.
On the other hand, Tonca boys played brilliantly despite the fact that the opposition were supported by huge local crowd. Tonca withstood their nerves till the very end and hung on to the lone goal which proved to be the only goal that provided them
the victory.
Receiving a fine pass from the left, striker Colon Noronha ran down with full speed taking two rival defenders in his stride and then beat the Curtorim Gymkhana keeper Johnson Bhagat with ease.
The match then rose to some dizzy heights with both the teams vying for supremacy but Tonca seemed to have a slight edge as far as ball possession was concerned though both the teams were well-balanced in all the departments of the game.
One expected the Curtorim team to play to their true form but that had not to be as they went on missing several scoring opportunities.
On some occasions when Roy and Welson did take some good shots the rival keeper Prakash Joshi brought off smart saves.
Curtorim were fully aware that a win on Thursday could improve their chances to remain afloat in making it to the top but the defeat put some spanners in their quest  for the title though, with 21 points, they still have two more matches to be played.
Meanwhile in day’s other match played at Cansaulim grounds, Sao Minguel de Taleigao registered a 6-3 victory  against Salcete FC. [NT]