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Young Strikers get the better of Ambelim SC

Goa Velha: Young Strikers Club got the better of Ambelim Sports Club 4-1 in the 12th London Trophy inter-village tournament organised by Goa Velha Sports Club held at Goa Velha ground, on Sunday.The Ambelim side created the first chance in the game as Samson Simoes ran past the Young Strikers defence and placed his chipped shot over the advancing keeper of Benaulim Costao D’Silva but the latter’s shot hit the crossbar denying them an early goal.On the other side, Joel Fernandes of the Benaulim team dribbled past a few defenders and passed it in to Raju Chalawadi but he shot off target from close.The Young strikers finally managed to surge ahead in the 32nd minute through Raju Chalawadi as he headed in off a free-kick taken by Caven Ratos past the rival custodian Benny D’Silva to make it 1-0.
The Benaulim side lead 1-0 at half time. As the half resumed, Samson Soares made it all square in the 46th minute after scoring a powerful shot which was in no reach of the goalkeeper.But nothing seemed to have been working for the Ambelim team post-equaliser as they were made to drop low almost the entire session as the Strikers came all out to regain their lead.Cannut Fernandes gave the Young Strikers a lead in the 57th minute after he dribbled past the open defence and scored in the corner to make it 2-1.Cannut scored his second goal in the 64th minute while he went on to complete his hat-trick five minutes later as he placed his footer into the top corner a second half performance helped the Young Strikers beat Ambelim SC. [H]

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