UC Telaulim beat Raia 1-0


United Club of Telaulim registered a solitary goal victory against Raia SC to collect full points in the second division football league match played at Curtorim grounds on Wednesday.
The all important goal was scored in the 45th minute of the first session of play through a powerful header from striker Joel Niasso.
Receiving a deflection off rival Raia goalkeeper Ricky Rodrigues, the Telaulim striker Joel Niasso scored an opportunistic goal after he anticipated the ball well to send a hard header to the far corner of the rival nets.
Both the teams, as a matter of fact, played on level terms, spreading the ball well on the flanks and trying some good shots which goalkeepers of both the teams had no difficulty in their collection.
However, the only goal that gave full points to Telaulim lads was when Joel Niasso found the mark, despite the fact that his teammates Daulat Dessai and Taxton Gomes had earlier tested the rival keeper with some fine shots, which he grabbed with ease.
In the dying minutes of the match,Raia SC’s Vishnu Singh and Benny Dias came very close to scoring but their shots missed the target narrowly. With this win, Telaulim have collected 6 points in two matches while Raia are only on three points, having also played two matches so far. [NT]