Vodafone Cup: Sporting Davorlim enter semi-finals


Sporting Club of Davorlim entered the semi-finals of Vadofone inter-village football tournament when they registered a 2-0 victory against CRC, Chinchinim at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Thursday. Starting the match on a positive note by firing two shots at the rival goal within a span of five minutes from the start of the match, Chinchinim began to create ripples in the rival territory with fast and flowing moves. But then quickly, Davorlim took over and built pressure against their rivals where Chinchinim keeper David Rebello had a busy time. David was rightly adjudged man-of-the-match for his beautiful performance.
Davorlim who took time to settle was a transformed side in the second session as they created several goal-bound moves and scored in the  54th and 57th minute of play through Maclaon Colaco and Clinton Niasso. The passing of both the teams was good enough and the teams depended on the long ball as well as short passes which made the match interesting to the fact that a goal looked imminent at any time. In both the sessions of play, some fierce looking shots were on display which either missed the mark or were collected by the respective goalkeepers. CRC goalkeeper David Rebello hardly faltered even as Sporting Club of Davorlim strikers tried their level best to beat him but the pressure began to tell later in the second session when he conceded two goals which were difficult to be stopped from entering the nets. At one stage, Davorlim almost found the lead but a fine shot from the right flank by Maclon Colaco missed the mark narrowly. [NT]