GOA PRO LEAGUE 2020-21 RESULT
13/04/2021 : Vasco Sports Club 2-1 FC Goa
Vasco Sports Club ended their Selvel Goa Professional League on a high with a 2-1 comeback win over FC Goa in their final league match of the season at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. Vasco’s Denil Rebello scored an injury time match-winner after Mathew Colaco had cancelled FC Goa’s Delton Colaco’s strike. The Port Towners finished the league campaign with 16 points while FC Goa remained on 15 points with a game in hand.
Vasco SC conceded the goal in the 66th minute when Kapil Hoble send a long ball in the area from the right wing, where Vasco defender managed to get a touch of his head, however the ball travelled to Delton Colaco, who fired first shot past Vasco custodian Sanju Thapa.
But Vasco SC came with an immediate reply scoring the equaliser from a counter attack. In the 67th minute, Denil Rebello set Mathew through on goal who kept his composure in scoring past the FC Goa custodian making amends to his earlier misses.
The Port Towners scored the match-winner in the stoppage time when Francis Fernandes set up Denil Rebello inside the box and the last named scored with a composed finish to record a perfect comeback win. Vasco nearly scored the third but Mathew’s goal was rightly ruled offside by the assistant referee. Vasco’s Sanwil D’Costa was sent off with a double booking for his two-footed challenge on FC Goa player.
13/04/2021 : Salgaocar FC HALTED Calangute Association
The Selvel Goa Professional League match between Salgaocar FC and Calangute Association was halted at Duler Stadium Mapusa.
The drama began in the 72nd minute when Calangute Association were awarded a penalty when Salgaocar defender Linbert Rebello handled Melvin Lobo’s effort inside the box. Kouame Junior, who stepped up, coolly converted the spot kick. However, match referee quickly ruled out the goal for a possible infringement by Calangute player and that’s where the drama began as the play was halted. The outcome of the game will be further decided by the GFA.
At the other end, Calangute had their first attempt in the 16th minute when Nickson Castanha tried his luck from a distance, but his shot was easily collected by the keeper.
The game was mainly restricted to midfield battle which came to life just before the breather where once again the Greens failed to capitalise on their chances.
In the second session, the surge for the goal continued from both teams but neither side had clear-cut chances until the 72nd minute when the penalty was awarded.
12/04/2021 : Youth Club of Manora 2-3 Sesa FA
YCM : Sweden Barbosa (20’), Eldon Colaco (22’)
SFA : Sameer Kashyap, Suraj (35’) and Rizbon Fernandes (37’)
Sesa FA scored a thrilling 3-2 win over Youth Club of Manora in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday.
All the five goals were scored in the first half. Sameer Kashyap gave Sesa FA an early 6th minute lead before Manora scored twice through Sweden Barbosa (20’) and Eldon Colaco (22’). However, Sesa were determined not to give up and netted twice before the half-time through Suraj (35’) and Rizbon Fernandes (37’) which sealed the three points for the Academy team.
08/04/2021 : Youth Club of Manora 1-0 Vasco Sports Club
DEM : Melisho Camotio
Youth Club of Manora registered a solitary goal win over Vasco Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday. Melisho Camotio scored the lone goal of the game in the 25th minute to take Manora on 10 points while Vasco SC stay on 13 points.
YC Manora started on a promising note and deservingly took the lead in the 25th minute when Nicholas Fernandes whipped in a low cross from the right flank where Vasco keeper Risven Fernandes failed to get to the ball and Melisho scored with a simple tap-in.
07/04/2021 : DEMPO SC 4-4 SPORTING GOA
DEM : Uttam Rai - 3. Desmon Pereira
SCG : Gaurav Kankonka-2, Kunal Kundaikar, Joel
RED CARD : Kirtikesh Gadekar ( DEMPO)
Duler Stadium witnessed a cracker of a game as Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo Sports Clube shared the spoils in eight-goal thriller in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League on Wednesday.
Uttam Rai scored a first half hat-trick before Desmon Pereira added the fourth as the Golden Eagles led 4-2 at the break with Gaurav Kankonkar and Kunal Kundaikar scoring for the Flaming Orange. In the second half, Sporting Clube de Goa scored two through Gaurav and Joel while Dempo SC were reduced to 10 men after Kirtikesh received marching orders.
Sporting Clube de de Goa took an early lead in the 5th minute and it came from a well executed set-piece. Myron Fernandes whipped in a perfect cross in the box from a short corner where Akeraj Martins flicked at the far post. Gaurav Kankonkar who was unmarked nodded in to give the Flaming Oranje and early advantage.
But the joy was short-lived as Dempo levelled terms in the 8th minute and it was Shallum Pires who played a long pass where Uttam Rai was set through on goal. With just the keeper, Uttam slotted home with a low finish.
Dempo SC were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute when Sporting Clube defender Joel handled Pedro Gonsalves’ flicked pass in the area. Uttam made no mistake to score despite Ozen Silva diving in right direction. That’s three goals in the opening 11 minutes of the game.
Dempo SC scored their third in the 27th through Desmon Pereira. Uttam Rai sent a lobbed ball in the area, where Sporting Clube defence failed to clear and Desmon nodded in from behind giving no chance for Ozen Silva. Uttam Rai completed his hat-trick in the 29th minute where he guided in Desmon’s flicked pass.
The action filled first session saw yet another turn of events as Sporting Clube de Goa substitute Philip Odogwu was brought down in the box by Dempo’s Shallum Pires. Kunal Kundaikar slammed the roof of the net to pull another back for Sporting.
Dempo SC were reduced to 10 men at the hour mark when Kirtikesh Gadekar received marching orders for his second booking of the evening. From the resultant free-kick Sporting Clube de Goa capitalised when Gaurav’s free kick was blocked by Melroy Fernandes however the ball rolled to Joel, who slotted home to make it 3-4.
Gaurav Kankonkar scored a cracker in the 68th minute to make it 4-4 and get Sporting Clube de Goa back in the game. Philip had a chance to put Sporting Clube ahead but he squandered a glorious chance to score from the face of the goal when he headed Myron’s delivery over the bar. Sporting had the chance to bury the game but Philip was wasteful for Sporting Clube.
06/04/2021 : Calangute Association 3-2 Panjim Footballers
GUR : Beneston Barretto - 3
Calangute Association recorded a thrilling 3-2 win over Panjim Footballers in the Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday.
Siddhant Shirodkar (9’,12’) scored a brace while Sidharth Kundaikar scored the third. Panjim scored through Llyod Cardozo (43’) and Pandurang Gauns (48’). Calangute’s Jirjar Terang was sent off late in the second half for receiving double booking.
Calangute Association took the lead out of nowhere in the ninth minute when Akash Sanadi played a back pass to Janio Fernandes, who failed to clear the ball in time which Siddhant Shirodkar snatch and fired home with a fierce shot.
Calangute looked more threatening after scoring and in the 12th minute deservingly doubled the lead. Nickson Castanha played a long ball to Kouame Junior, who squared the ball in the area which Preston Rego failed to collect. Siddhant who was lurking in the box fired home from close to make it 2-0.
Panjim finally pulled a goal back in the 43rd minute through Lloyd Cardozo, who darted into the box upon receiving a pass from Krishna and scored with a low shot which gave no chance for Paramveer.
Panjim Footballers restored parity in the 48th minute when Pandurang Gauns fired a shot from outside the box which was way beyond Paramveer’s reach.
But Calangute Association regained their lead in the 57th minute through Sidharth Kundaikar, who scored with a curling effort from inside the box.
05/04/2021 : SALGAOCAR SC 1-3 Guardian Angel Sports Club
GUR : Beneston Barretto - 3
A fine hat-trick from Beneston Barretto inspired Guardian Angel Sports Club to down Salgaocar FC 3-1 in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday.
Guardian Angel SC took a 1st minute lead. On seeing Salgaocar FC back line exposed, Joel Barretto sent a defence splitting pass to Beneston Barretto, who smashed in a low grounder past the helpless keeper.
In the 12th minute, Salgaoacr FC’s Prathamesh Satardekar tried his luck from a distance which was brilliantly blocked by Pratheesh Vadakke. Pratheesh was at his best once again to stop Meuren Cruz, but he couldn't stop Salgaocar FC from scoring in the 16th minute when Steflon D’Costa headed in a Selwyn Miranda’s corner kick.
In the 53rd minute, Guardian Angel SC regained their lead through Beneston Barreto. Jovial Dias on receiving the ball in the midfield got past Salgaocar defender and set Beneston with a brilliant through pass. Beneston, first touch was brilliant while his finish was equally good as he kept his composure in scoring past an experienced Salgaocar keeper Jason.
Guardian Angel scored the third in the 80th minute when Mevan on getting the ball from his own territory made a fine run before setting a great ball upfront to Beneston, who covered some distance before shooting upon entering the box. Jason blocked it from the first attempt, but the rebound fell to Beneston who smashed into the empty net to complete his hat-trick.
03/04/2021 : Sporting Clube de Goa 5-0 Panjim Footballers
SCG : Akeraj Martins (40’, 45’), Rohit Totad (19’), Philip Odogwu (50’), Gaurav Kankonkar (68’)
Sporting Clube de Goa overpowered Panjim Footballers with a 5-0 win in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Akeraj Martins (40’, 45’) scored a brace while Rohit Totad (19’), Philip Odogwu (50’) and Gaurav Kankonkar (68’) were the other goal scorers for the Flaming Oranje.
With this win, Sporting Clube de Goa climbed to the top the league table with 19 points from nine games while Panjim remain on 10 points from equal outings.
The Flaming Oranje broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when Myron sent another dangerous ball in the box at the far post which Marcus kept the attack going by sending the ball back into the goal area where Rohit Totad buried home to take the lead.
Sporting doubled the lead in the 40th minute when Myron threaded a pass to Gautam on the right flank. The midfielder sent in a low cross in the area which was brilliantly back heeled into the goal by Akeraj Martins, to score his first goal of the season.
Akeraj consolidated Sporting lead with another sublime finish just before the half time whistle when he was fed in the area by Marcus. The youngster got the ball on his right foot and curled the ball in the top corner to give no chance to the Panjim keeper Sherwin Da Cunha.
Crossing over, Sporting Clube continued with their attack and inflated their tally to four goals in the the 50th minute. This time it was Philip Odogwu who scored with a flicked header directing a Myron Fernandes cross at the first post giving no chance for Panjim keeper.
In a one way traffic, Sporting Clube de Goa scored their fifth in the 68th minute. Myron’s corner was headed in the goal by Marcus, which was somehow blocked by Panjim defence however, the ball rolled to Gaurav, who scored from a goal-mouth melee.
30/03/2021 : Velsao Sports and Cultural Club 2-2 Churchill Brothers
CBFC : Jobern Cardozo-2
VSC : Ronil Azavedo, Brian Mascarenhas (PEN)
Velsao Sports and Cultural Club earned a point following their dramatic 2-2 draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday.
Ronil Azavedo scored a 95th minute equaliser for Velsao after Jobern Cardozo had scored a brace before Brian Mascarenhas had scored from the spot kick.
Churchill Brothers FC conceded a soft penalty in the 18th minute when Asif Ali Molla brought down Joseph Pereira in the box compelling referee to award a penalty. Brian Mascarenhas slammed the ball past the Red Machines custodian despite Debnath Mondal diving in the same direction.
Churchill Brothers levelled the scored in the 42nd minute when Presley Mascrenhas failed to cleanly collect a Shubert Pereira’s low shot and the ball rolled to Jobern Cardozo, who scored with a simple tap in.
Churchill Brothers FC took the lead in the 52nd minute and it was once again Kingslee who started the move. The midfielder threaded Shubert through on the left flank. The winger whipped in a cross in the box to an unmarked Jobe
Velsao however stunned Churchill Brothers FC with a 95th minute equaliser when Ronil Azavedo scored a stunner from outside the box with the last kick of the game.
29/03/2021 : FC Goa 1-1 Guardian Angel SC
GUR : Joel Bareto
FCG :Philip Odogwu, Marcus
FC Goa and Guardian Angel SC played out a 1-1 draw in the the second match of the day of Selvel Goa Professional League played under the floodlights, at Duler Stadium, Mapusa.
While there was no score in the first 45 minutes, FC Goa were first to break the deadlock and the goal came in the 69th minute when Velroy Fernandes sent a low cross in the box which was perfectly met by Joybert Almeida.
Guardian Angel SC scored a superb goal in the 87th minute when Nicholas threaded a pass to Joel Bareto on the left flank. The midfielder scored a stunning curler from outside the box to stun the FC Goa custodian Antonio D’Silva.
28/03/2021 : SPORTING GOA 2-2 CALANGUTE ASSOCIATION
CL : Sidharth Kundaikar-2
SCG :Philip Odogwu, Marcus
Sidharth Kundaikar scored a brace for Calangute Association as they twice came from behind to hold Sporting Clube de Goa to a 2-2 draw at Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday.
Sporting Clube de Goa finally broke the deadlock which came from the boots of Philip Odogwu. Clive Miranda delivered a long throw in the box to Philip, who beat his marker Melvin Lobo, with a brilliant turn and connected a out foot shot to score past Paramveer Singh.
Calangute finally were rewarded for their constant pressure in the 53rd minute. Daryl Costa made a fine run on the right flank beating Sporting Alton Vaz with his pace and on reaching the byline squared the ball in the six-yard box to Sidharth Kundaikar, who scored with a simple low shot into empty net.
Sporting Clube regained their lead in the 67th minute when Assumption Soares sent a perfect delivery from a freekick to Alton Vaz at the far post. Alton fired a low shot across the face of the goal which was guided in by Marcus.
Calangute Association scored a late equaliser through Sidharth Kundaikar from a direct free-kick.
27/03/2021 : Panjim Footballers 1-0 Salgaocar Football Club
PAN : Joyson Gauncar
Panjim Footballers stunned league leaders Salgaocar Football Club with a narrow nail-bitting 1-0 win in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Joyson Gauncar scored the lone goal of the game in the 81st minute as Salgaocar FC suffered their first defeat in eight games.
But the end to end battle saw yet another attack within minutes as Panjim this time rattled the post when Joyson Gauncar ran down the flank and dribbled past Salgaocar defence and approaching the byline, selfishly went for the goal from a tight angel despite having two teammates in the box. His effort hit the post and deflected off the keeper for a corner.
Panjim finally scored in the 80th minute and this time Joyson Gauncar made no mistake to nod in a perfect cross in the box from Cyril Dias.
26/03/2021 : Sesa Football Academy 2-2 Guardian Ange
SFA : Cajetan Fernandes - 2
GUR : Joel Barreto, Beneston Barretto
Cajetan Fernandes scored a brace to script a thrilling come-back for Sesa Football Academy in their 2-2 draw against Guardian Angel Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday. Guardian Angel had taken first half lead through Joel Barreto and Beneston Barretto.
In the second session, Sesa were clearly the better team. They created early chances through Stephen and Cajetan but couldn’t score until the 52nd minute where they were awarded a penalty after Benzu Clemente handled Stephen’s cross in the box. Referee Made no hesitation to point towards the spot as Cajetan coolly reduced the deficit.
Within minutes Sesa FA were awarded a freekick just outside the box when Leny fouled Faheez Mohammed. An experienced Cajetan took the responsibility of shooting and bent a curling freekick to restore parity. In the dying minutes of the game, both sides had a chance each. But the keepers were the highlight as they pulled of stunning saves to keep the scores 2-2.
25/03/2021 : Sporting Clube de Goa 0-0 FC Goa
Sporting Clube de Goa and FC Goa played out a drab draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium Mapusa.
FC Goa created a beautiful chance in the 42nd minute when Christy Davis lobbed a great ball to onrushing Sarineo Fernandes, who timed his run brilliantly to volley the ball but only to see it hit the side netting.
Changing ends, FC Goa had the first chance in the 52nd minute when Delton Colaco ran down the left flank and set Sarineo Fernandes through on goal. But before the last-named could pull the trigger, Kunak came with a timely tackle to send the ball for a corner. Form the resultant corner, the attack came to nothing.
Sporting had a brilliant chance to score in the 74th minute. First Marcus saw his goal bound shot being blocked by FC Goa defender but the ball travelled to Philip, who sent the ball on the far post to Sachidanand. The winger whipped in a perfect delivery to Marcus, whose header from inside the six-yard box went over the crossbar.
Sporting Clube de Goa were awarded a penalty late in the second half injury time when Marcus was brought down in the box by Lesly Rebello. But Clive’s effort was easily saved by the custodian Antonio Da Silva and the rebound came to Clive who squandered to send the ball back of the net once again.
24/03/2021 : DEMPO SC 1-0 VASCO SC
DEM :Desmon Pereira 77'
Dempo Sports Club registered a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vasco Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. Desmon Pereira scored the match-winner in the 77th minute.
In the 25th minute Dempo SC probably had the best chance of the game when Uttaim threaded a defence splitting pass to Richard Cardozo, who had just the keeper to beat, but instead the winger hit the side netting.
Vasco SC should have taken the lead just before the breather when Denil Rebello sent in a dangerous cross from the right, the ball found Alson Fernandes, who had all the time and space to score. But he rather shot way wide from six-yard distance.
Soon after restart Dempo were awarded a free kick just outside the box when Pedro was tripped by Pidroy in what seemed to be inside the box. But the referee decided to give a free kick. Pedro stepped up and bent the free-kick, which sailed over the crossbar.
Dempo finally broke the deadlock in the 77th minute when Suraj sent a dangerous cross in the box, which the Vasco SC keeper Risven couldn't get enough touch as the ball travelled to Desmon Pereira headed into open goal.
23/03/2021 : Youth Club of Manoras 1-0 Velsao Sports & Cultural Club
YCM : Nicholas Fernandes
Youth Club of Manora registered a narrow 1-0 win over Velsao Sports & Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday. Nicholas Fernandes scored the lone goal in the 34th minute.
YC Manora took the lead in the 34th minute with a brilliant strike from Nicholas Fernandes, who showed his class and composure as he got past two defenders and upon entering the box dribbled the third and scored past Velsao keeper Presley Mascarenhas.
22/03/2021 : Churchill Brothers 2-0 Calangute Association
CBFC : Franky Oliveiro -2
Riding on a fine brace from Franky Oliveiro, Churchill Brothers SC scored a fluent 2-0 win over Calangute Association at Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday. Franky scored a goal in either half (35’ & 66’).
Churchill Brothers finally broke the deadlock at the half hour mark. Nickson Castanha, who had a poor start, lost possession at the half way mark to which Afdal Varikkodan, who upon covering some distance sent a pass to Jouston Barbosa on the left. The winger on reaching the byline squared in the middle to Franky Oliveiro, who scored with a simple tap in to put his team ahead in the game.
Calanagute had a chance to restore parity just before the breather but none Calangute players could connect to Rohan Kamble corner.
Churchill Brothers Jouston had a poor form in front of the goal. Having missed two clear cut chances earlier, the youngster failed to control a cross from Velito D’Cruz from the left. The midfielder’s poor first touch let him down as he just had the keeper at his mercy.
21/03/2021 : Sporting Clube de Goa 1-1 Salgaocar FC
SCG : Marcus Mascarenhas
SAL : Saeesh Halarnkar (Pen)
Salgaocar FC and Sporting Clube de Goa played out a 1-1 draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. Sporting Clube de Goa had taken an early 5th minute lead through Marcus Mascarenhas while the lead was cancelled through a 29th minute penalty through Saeesh Halarnkar.
20/03/2021 : VASCO SC 1-1 PANJIM FOOTBALLERS
VAS : Joaquim Abranches
pPAN : Joyson Gauncar
Vasco Sports Club and Panjim Footballers played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Joaquim Abranches scored a 76th minute equaliser to cancel Joyson Gauncar’s 10th minute lead.
20/03/2021 : VASCO SC 1-1 PANJIM FOOTBALLERS
VAS : Joaquim Abranches
pPAN : Joyson Gauncar
Vasco Sports Club and Panjim Footballers played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Joaquim Abranches scored a 76th minute equaliser to cancel Joyson Gauncar’s 10th minute lead.
19/03/2021 : DEMPO SC 3-0 Youth club of Manora
DEMPO : Edwin Viegas-2, Beevan Dmello
Dempo had the lead in the early minutes of the first half, when Desmon Pereira was brought down just outside the box. Stepping up to deliver, it was Pedro Gonzalves’s freekick effort, that was met by Edwin Viegas a few meters from the Goal line, as the Centre Back nodded the ball into the net to give the boys a dream start to the game
The boys finally had their second goal of the evening and this time there was no controversy as to whether it would stand or wouldn’t. Scoring in first-half extra time, it was non-other than Edwin Viegas, who’s header was the difference once again for the second time in the evening as the boys went into the break with a two goal lead.
the coach made one last tactical change for the evening when he got on Beevan DMello for Pedro Gonzalves in the dying embers of the game. The Captain who was forced to join in from the bench due to a minor injury, had the ball in the net soon after play resumed, confirming where the points were heading.
18/03/2021 : Churchill Brothers 1-1 FC GOA
CBFC : Afdal Varikkodan 40'
FCG : Sarineo Fernandes 7',
Despite playing with a man down for almost the entire second session, Churchill Brothers Sports Club put up a spirited performance to hang on to an exciting 1-1 draw against FC Goa in the Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday.
FC Goa’s 7th minute lead scored by Sarineo Fernandes was cancelled by the Red Machines Afdal Varikkodan. By virtue of this result, Churchill Brothers move to 10 points from eight games while FC Goa have 13 points from seven games.
It was FC Goa who took the lead in the 7th minute and the move was initiated by Vasim Inamdar who played to Christy Davis upfront, who thereon threaded a diagonal pass to Sarineo Fernandes, who won the shoulder challenge with Trijoy Dias and scored by the Churchill Brothers FC keeper.
At the other end, Trijoy Dias saw his effort being blocked by Young Gaurs defender. The Red Machines finally made it all square in the 40th minute. Lalremruata HP lost possession to Afdal, who smashed a powerful strike from inside the box, past FC Goa custodian Antonio.
17/03/2021 : Velsao Sports and Cultural Club 1-0 Guardian Angel SC
VEL : Savelon Cardozo
Velsao Sports and Cultural Club secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Guardian Angel SC to make it two wins in two games in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. Savelon Cardozo scored the lone goal of the game in the 44th minute.
Velsao SCC finally broke the deadlock in 44th minute when Romario Da Costa cut back a pass to Rohan Rodrigues, who sent a delivery in the box. Guardian Angel’s Benzu attempted clearance fell to an unmarked Savelon Cardozo, whose initial attempt was blocked by Leny Fernandes. However, the ball came back to Savelon, who fired home with a strong left footer.
16/03/2021 : Calangute Association 0-0 Sesa FA
Calangute Association and Sesa FA played out a drab 0-0 draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday.
15/03/2021 : FC Goa 2-0 Youth Club of Manora
FCG : Joybert Almeida (37’) and Lalremruata HP (89’)
14/03/2021 : Salgaocar FC 4-0 Vasco Sports Club
SFC : Steflon (39',70’, 87’), Mark Carvalho 47'
A fine hat-trick from Steflon D’Costa enabled Salgaocar FC to a comfortable 4-0 win over Vasco Sports Club in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday.
Steflon opened the scoring in the first half (39th minute) before adding two more (70’, 87’,) in the second half to complete the rout. Mark Carvalho was the other to get on the score sheet with a 47th minute goal. .
Prathamesh saw another of his effort saved by the Vasco custodian before he finally conceded in the 39th minute. Selwyn sent a perfect delivery in the area which found Steflon, who poked his header into the goal.
In the second half, Mark doubled the lead with a well placed shot after receiving a pass from Valentino Nazareth from outside the box. Salgaocar scored their 70th when Steflon’s shot from the edge went past Vasco custodian Sanju, who should have done better. Salgaocar scored the fourth through Steflon, who dribbled past Sanju with ease as the keeper poorly anticipated the run, before the striker completed his hat-trick.
13/03/2021 : Calangute Association 2-1 Dempo Sports Club
CAL : Siddhant Shirodkar (27'), Kouame Junior (34')
CB : Suraj Hadkonkar (86')
Calangute Association stunned Dempo Sports Club with a 2-1 win in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday.
Siddhant Shirodkar (27') and Kouame Junior (34') scored in the first half to help the Beach side club enjoy a two-goal cushion until substitute Suraj Hadkonkar pulled a goal back in the 86th minute.
Dempo SC's who enjoyed better possession and attack were stunned by a goal in the 27th minute goal from Siddhant Shirodkar. Nickson Castanha floated a long ball from his own half into the opposition territory. Siddhant won the chase for the delivery leaving behind Shallum Pires and flicked the ball over the onrushing keeper to open the account. The U20 player have been the find of the season so far for Calangute scoring yet another goal.
But it didn't take long for Calangute to inflate the lead. In the 34th minute, Sidharth Kundaikar got past his marker — Shubham Malvankar, and whipped in a delightful cross in the box to an unmarked Kouame Junior, whose firm header gave no chance for Dempo custodian Melroy Fernandes.
Dempo SC pulled a goal back in the 86th minute from a direct free-kick. Suraj Hadkonkar's low free-kick brushed off of the post and entered the net. At the other end Mark Junior missed a sitter for Calangute. With just the keeper, the Liberian shot wide.
12/03/2021 : Churchill Brothers 3-2 Guardian Angel SC
GAR : Gilbert Olivera, Beneston Barretto
CB : Clinton Niasso, William Niasso (og), Trijoy Dias.
Churchill Brothers FC scored a thrilling 3-2 win over Guardian Angel SC in the Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday.
Clinton Niasso scored an 83rd minute match-winner for the Red Machines after Guardian Angel’s Beneston Barretto had cancelled CBFC’s lead scored through an William Niasso’s own goal. Earlier Gilbert Olivera had put Guardian Angel SC ahead only to see their lead being cut by Trijoy Dias in the 26th minute.
Guardian Angel were awarded an early penalty when Basanta’s shot was handled in the CBFC area by Kidron Fernandes. Gilbert Oliveira stepped up and coolly converted from the spot kick. However, CBFC made the maximum out of Yagya Kapoor flag kick. Trijoy scored with a simple tap from the face of the goal to restore parity as Afdal V squared Yagya’s corner in the area. The teams were tied 1-1 at the break.
Churchill Brothers FC took the lead in the 53rd minute when Trijoy Dias on receiving a pass on the right flank, entered the box and shot at goal. The keeper blocked his low grounder only to see it deflect off William Niasso into Guardian Angel net, 2-1.
However the joy was short-lived as Guardian Angel SC equalised in the 58th minute through Beneston Barretto. On getting the ball outside the box, Basanta tried his luck but his shot was blocked by Bersal. But the ball travelled to Beneston, who drilled his shot into the bottom right corner giving no chance for the rival keeper.
At the other end, Churchill Brothers FC took the lead in the 83rd minute. Trijoy upon entering the box squared the ball to Afdal, who being tightly marked, played a back heel pass to Clinton Niasso at the far post, who scored with a simple tap in.
11/03/2021 : SESA FA 1-1 Sporting Clube de Goa
VEL : Marcus Mascarenhas, Myron Fernandes (OG)
Sesa FA were lucky to walk away with a point following their 1-1 draw against Sporting Clube de Goa in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday.
Myron Fernandes scored an 89th minute own goal to cancel his own team’s 7th minute lead scored through Marcus Mascarenhas.
Sporting Clube de Goa took an early 7th minute lead when Rohit Totad sent a low cross in the box which found an unmarked Philip Odogwu, but the foreigner’s weak touch went as far as Marcus Mascarenhas, who pushed the ball into the net, 1-0.
Sporting conceded in the dying minutes of the game when Kunal sent a cross in the box which was headed into his own net by Myron.
10/03/2021 : Velsao Sports and Cultural Club 2-1 Panjim Footballers
VEL : Jesloy Moniz, Brian Mascarenhas
PAN : Akram Yadwad
Brian Mascarenhas scored a late winner to give Velsao Sports and Cultural Club their first win in the competition following their 2-1 victory against Panjim Footballers in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa. By virtue of this win, Velsao grab four points while Panjim remain on six points.
Jesloy Moniz gave Velsao lead in the 39th minute before Akram Yadwad equalised in the 79th minute. But Brian buried the game in the 87th minute to secure full points for the South Goa team.
Needing a win to regain their confidence, Velsao had their attempt in the 17th minute when winger Rohan Rodrigues fed Jesloy with an aerial pass, however the latter failed to keep his shot on target. Later it was Rohan who missed a chance to put his side ahead in the game.
Velsao continued with the chances but they just couldn't get the desired goal. Jesloy who was fed by Brian from a freekick, saw another of his attempt sail over the bar while Savelon saw his powerful strike being saved by Panjim defender Xavier.
Velsao SCC finally broke the deadlock in the 39th minute when Brian sent a cross to Jesloy, who this time made no mistake in putting the ball at the back of the net. Velsao missed another chance to double the lead when Romario saw his effort narrowly miss the mark. But Velsao came back strongly and regained their lead just when it looked like the match was heading for a draw. Brian scored from a stiff grounder to make it 2-1.
the second half, Salgaocar FC nearly doubled the lead when Malappa on receiving a pass from Steflon, shot first time, which hit the woodwork.
09/03/2021 : SALGAOCAR SC 1-0 Youth Club of Manora
SSC : Selwyn Mirando (26’)
Salgaocar FC scored a solitary goal win over Youth Club of Manora in the Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday. Selwyn Mirando scored the only goal of the game in the first half.
Salgaocar FC pressurised from the word go with their youngsters playing quick football making it difficult for Manora. There were series of raids from the Greens but the best chance came in the 8th minute when Luis Barreto's half clearance fell to Stephen Satarkar, who got past his man Manushawn Fernandes, but his tight angle shot was straight to the keeper.
In the 20th minute, YC Manora Caetano Fernandes took advantage of the space on the left and upon nearing the byline, sent a cross in the area where Jeh Williamson connected but his header went off target.
In the 26th minute, Salgaocar won a free-kick just outside the box when Williamson pushed Selwyn Miranda outside the box. Selwyn himself took the free-kick which crashed into the far top corner giving no chances for Barreto. In
the second half, Salgaocar FC nearly doubled the lead when Malappa on receiving a pass from Steflon, shot first time, which hit the woodwork.
08/03/2021 : CHURCHILL BROTHERS 1-0 SESA FA
SCG : Trijoy Dias (40’)
Churchill Brothers FC secured a narrow 1-0 win over Sesa Football Academy in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday.
Trijoy Dias scored the lone goal of the game in the 40th minute. The Red Machines finally broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when Yagya sent a cross to Trijoy in the box, who timed his run and directed his header in the goal.
In the second half, Sesa had a chance to restore parity from a corner. Vishnu Gosavi’s delivery was found by Cajetan, but his header went out for a goalkick. Sesa squandered another chance, and this time it was Cajetan who sent a cross to Vishnu, and the latter headed wide.
There was drama in the 84th minute as Churchill Brothers and Sesa FA saw their players being sent off. Churchill’s Asif and Sesa’s Vishnu got physical in the game after the former tackled him and the fight broke out. Referee showed no hesitation to show straight red to both the players.
07/03/2021 : Sporting Clube de Goa 4-0 Velsao Sports and Cultural Club
SCG : Philip Odogwu (11’), Rohit Totad (31’), Marcus Mascarenhas (58’) and Sachidanad (66’)
Sporting Clube de Goa stretched their unbeaten run to four games following their 4-0 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. The Flaming Oranje scored two goals in either halves through Philip Odogwu (11’), Rohit Totad (31’), Marcus Mascarenhas (58’) and Sachidanad (66’).
Sporting Clube now move to 12 points from 4 games while Velsao SCC remain on 1 point from six matches. Velsao were totally transformed side having made five changes in their line-up. They had an early shot on goal through Savelon Cardozo but it was straight to the keeper.
But it was Sporting Clube de Goa who took the lead from a set-piece in the 11th minute. Myron Fernandes sent in good delivery in the box from the second corner kick, which Philip Odogwu headed in to score his second of the season. It was end to end affair, but Sporting had clear cut chances to double their lead through Rohit Totad and Philip, but both saw their efforts go wide from a good position.
Rohit finally scored in the 31st minute when he fed in the area by Marcus from midfield. The U20 player controlled the ball and got past his marker and curled a low shot at the far post. Sporting squandered a chance to get their third in the 45th minute when Rohit dribbled past the Velsao defenders and the keeper and played to Sachidanand Satelkar, who tried a lob shot with the keeper rushing on him. But the ball sailed over the ball.
Sachidanand finally scripted his name on the score sheet with the fourth in the 66th minute. Marcus threaded a through pass to the Sachidanand on the left, who clinically put the ball at the back of the net.
06/03/2021 : Calangute Association 1-0 Vasco Sports Club
CAL : Kouame Junior (60’)
Calangute Association stunned table-topper Vasco Sports Club 1-0 in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Kouame Junior scored in the 60th minute, who proved to be the only difference in the game.
Vasco remain on 12 points at the top, Calangute now move to nine points in five games.
In the 60th minute, Calangute scored from a counter attack. Fulganco Cardozo won the ball in the defence and played to Sidharth. Who played a cleaver aerial through to Siddhant Shirodkar on the right who managed to get past his marker and sent in a cross in the box, where Kouame Junior headed past Vasco keeper Sanju Thapa. Calangute had couple of attempts thereafter. Fisrt Siddhant Shirodkar shot was straight to the keeper and then Domnic Fernandes had a goal bound shot blocked by Anil.
04/03/2021 : DEMPO SC 3-1 PANJIM FOOTBALLERS
SCG : Beevan D'Mello (56', 58'), Pedro Gonsalves (73')
PAN : Lloyd Cardozo 45th
Dempo SC came from behind to down Panjim Footballers with a 3-1 win in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday. Beevan D'Mello scored a second half brace (56', 58') and substitute Pedro Gonsalves added third (73') as Panjim had taken a first half lead through Lloyd Cardozo in the 45th minute.
At the half hour mark, Dempo had a shot at goal and this time it was Latesh Mandrekar who tried his luck from outside the box, but his shot was easily swallowed by the keeper. Preston then came with another fine save to deny Shallum Pires from a direct free-kick. Dempo nearly took the lead in the 44th minute but Beevan D'Mello deft touch to a Darrel Mascarenhas cross missed the side post by inches.
Dempo had another chance in the same minute when Preston failed to collect a pass from Richard and the ball fell to Danstan Fernandes, who had an open goal at his sight but his touch proved too heavy with the ball going in wrong direction. The Golden Eagles were punished in the next minute with Panjim scoring from their first clear cut chance. It came from a counter attack when Valkmiky Miranda on getting the ball from the goal-kick, passed Lloyd through, who smashed the ball past Melroy Fernandes to give his side a narrow lead at the break.
Dempo made double changes at the restart introducing Pedro Gonsalves and Suraj Hadkonkar in the game. The first named almost got an assist when he fed Beevan lone on goal but the lad fired wide from close. Then Richard saw his effort his effort go wasted from close. But the goal finally arrived in the 56th minute and it came from the boots of Beevan. Richard did the initial work and then played a cut back pass to Beevan, who had no one infront of him but empty net and she put the ball at the back of the net.
Dempo took the lead in the 58th minute and once again it was Beevan who pounced on a rebound after Preston blocked Pedro's effort from close. Liston Cardozo brought down Beevan outside the box. From the resultant set-piece Pedro Gonsalves, curled in a perfect free-kick at the first post to make it 3-1.
03/03/2021 : SPORTING CLUB GOA 2-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
SCG : Philip Odogwu (70'), Allen Fernandes (87' own goal)
Sporting Clube de Goa continued their unbeaten season in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League after defeating Churchill Brothers FC 2-0 at Duler Stadium, Mapusa. Sporting scored through Philip Odogwu (70') and Allen Fernandes (87') own goal to secure full points.
Sporting finally scored in the 70th minute. Myron sent in another of his long ball in the area which was met by a diving Marcus, whose header was blocked by keeper Debnath however the ball rolled to Philip, who scored with a simple tap in. The Nigerian who was inconsequential throughout the seventy minutes scored with his last touch of the game as he was subbed soon after scoring.
Sporting Clube doubled the lead late in the game through an own goal. Marcus saw his effort saved by the keeper but only for the ball to deflect off Allen and enter the goal.
02/03/2021 : Salgaocar FC 0-0 Dempo Sports Club
Salgaocar FC and Dempo Sports Club played out a drab draw the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday.The play was mostly restricted to midfield for opening minutes and it was Salgaocar FC with the first attack of the game. Salgaocar’s Rollwin Almeida ran down the right flank and tried his luck with a shot which narrowly missed the mark.
Salgaocar almost stunned their opponent when they created an opportunity out of nothing. Rollwin on getting the ball in midfield got on the right and having option of Aaron Baretto, he opted to play Selwyn Miranda on the left. The last named got inside the box and dribbled past two Dempo SC defenders and having options in the box, he went straight at goal which hit the post and came back into the play. That was the closest any side came in the first half.
Dempo SC started brightly with Beevan D’Mello, who was the lone impressive player for the Golden Eagles, sent in a defence splitting pass to Richard, but before the youngster could reach, Salgaocar’s Daniel Gomes cleared with a diving tackle in the box. At the other end Salgaocar FC created problems for Dempo with their young strikers through Aaron and Fhezer and the duo connected with a good move wherein they dribbled past the Dempo backline only for the latter to miss his shot.
Dempo were unlucky to score as Latesh Mandrekar’s goal blind shot was blocked by his own teammate Beevan. Had he not been there, that might have gone in. Dempo SC’s biggest chance came in the 64th minute. Richard ran down the right flank and sent a perfect delivery to Beevan. Instead of going alone, the skipper chose to pass to Kirtikesh Gadekar, whose shot hit the side netting. It was a wasted opportunity as the midfielder should have done better.
Salgaocar FC’s right defence made it difficult for Dempo to penetrate and as such Richard tried his luck from a distance. The shot had the power and the dip, but it sailed over the bar. Dempo SC squandered the best chance through Edwin Viegas who failed to tap in a Richard’s cross.
28/02/2021 : Vasco Sports Club 3-2 Velsao Sports and Cultural Club
VAS : Desmon Gama, Denil Rebello, Anil Gaonkar
VEL : Ronil Azavedo 4', Brian Mascarenhas’
Vasco Sports Club moved to the top of the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League following their thrilling 3-2 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday.
Ronil Azavedo scored first to put Velsao SCC ahead in the fourth minute but Desmon Gama restored parity before Vasco consolidated their lead through Denil Rebello and Anil Gaonkar, however, Brian Mascarenhas pulled a goal back late in the game. The win is their fourth of the season from five games which took them to 12 points while Velsao SCC stay on one point from five matches.
It was Velsao SCC who took the lead as early as fourth minute through Ronil Azavedo whose strike gave no chance for Vasco SC. The Port Towners came back strongly and restored parity when Denil Rebello threaded a pass to Desmon Gama in the area. The last named got past his marker before slotting past Velsao keeper.
Vasco SC soon doubled the account through the first goal assist provider –Denil. It was Warren who played a pass to Denil, who scored with ease to put Vasco ahead in the game.
Velsao had their moment but they fumbled when mattered most. Hayden could not control his shot from inside the box and then Brian Mascarenhas’s bid to find man in the Vasco box was foiled by an alert Karan Shirodkar.Vasco SC inflated their lead when Denil’s freekick was blocked by Velsao SCC keeper Shivam, however the ball travelled to Anil Gaonkar, who slotted home from close.
Velsao scored a late goal in the stoppage time to make it 2-3 when Brian’s long range gave no chance to Vasco SC players.
27/02/2021 : Calangute Association 3-2 Guardian Angel SC
CAL : Siddhant Shirodkar 3',46'
GUR : Basanta Singh 54’, Gilbert Oliveira 81’
Krishnanath Shirodkar scored a stoppage time header to help Calangute Association score a thrilling 3-2 win over Guardian Angel SC in the Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Siddhant Shirodkar had earlier put Calangute ahead with a brace (3’ , 46’) while Basanta Singh (54’) and Gilbert Oliveira (81’) and had scored for Guardian Angel SC.
Calangute Association took just three minutes to break the deadlock and it was capitalized on a goalkeeper howler. Sidhart Kundaikar passed Kouame Junior who shot first time from the left flank. Keeper Ram Saroop failed to collect the ball cleanly and the ball rolled to Siddhant Shirodkar, who slammed the ball at the back of the net.
Calangute came back stronger in the second half and took just 31 seconds to double the lead. Kouame Junior played Chaitan Dabholkar who sent a low ball in the area to Siddhant Shirodkar who scored his second of the evening. In the 54th minute Guardian Angel SC pulled a goal back when Leny Fernandes played a long pass to Beneston, whose first touch beat the Calangute last man and upon entering the box shot at goal but the Calangute custodian blocked the attempt only to see the ball roll to Basanta Singh, who slotted home to reduce the deficit.
Guardian Angel SC scored a stunner to draw level in the 81st minute. Beneston attempted a shot cum cross from a tight angle which was parried by the keeper. However, the ball travelled to Gilbert Oliveira, who connected a brilliant volley to hit the top right corner.
26/02/2021 : Panjim Footballers 1-0 FC Goa
PAN : Prasil Kankonkar 26'
Panjim Footballers inflicted a shock 1-0 defeat on nine-man FC Goa in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday. Prasil Kankonkar scored the lone goal for the winners in the 26th minute. FC Goa were reduced to 9 men after Brison Fernandes and Brian Faria were shown red for indecent play late in the game.
FC Goa didn't have chances in the first session. They were restricted to long-range shots with brilliant defending from Janio Fernandes and Prasil. However their keeper Preston Rego looked clumsier in goal though being hardly tested by the keeper.
Just before the breather FC Goa came agonizingly close as Brison Fernandes sent in a lobbed pass to Delton Colaco at the far right. The youngster brilliantly controlled the ball to keep it at his foot and hit a first-time shot which crashed the crossbar and went out of play.
In the 68th minute, FC Goa were reduced to 10 men when Brison was shown a straight red for getting physical with Vallmiky at the center. The latter was shown a yellow card. FC Goa were further reduced to nine men as Brian Faria was sent off late in the game for the second booking. He tripped Krishna outside the box.
24/02/2021 : Youth Club of Manora 2-1 Calangute Association
YCM : Nicholas Fernandes (33’) and Jeh Williamson (73’)
CAL : Rohan Pednekar 75'
10 men Youth Club of Manora overcame a stiff challenge from Calangute Association to record their first win in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday.
Goals from Nicholas Fernandes (33’) and Jeh Williamson (73’) strike were enough for Manora despite Rohan Pednekar pulled a goal back for in the 75th minute. Manora had their man Clive Colaco sent off late in the game. However, Manora scored from a set-piece. Nicholas Fernandes curled in a fine freekick from a 25-yard to stun keeper Jeet Gupta.
Manora doubled the lead in the 73rd minute and it was a brilliant play from the South Goa team. Aniston cracked the rival defense with a teasing through to Jeh Williamson whose first touch was good enough to get the desired frame and he shot past the keeper to make it 2-0.
Calangute pulled a goal back in the 75th minute through Rohan Pednekar to reduce the deficit. Fulganco Cardozo whipped in a cross from the left to Kouame Junior who missed time the jump however the ball bounced to Rohan, who nodded home from close to make it 1-2.
Manora were reduced to 10 men when Clive Colaco was shown a second yellow for unsporting behavior inside the box. With an indirect freekick inside the box, Calangute’s Sidharth’s shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper Barreto..
21/02/2021 : Vasco Sports Club 2-0 Guardian Angel SC
VASCO : Anil Gaonkar 45', 68'
Anil Gaonkar scored a fine brace helping Vasco Sports Club score a fluent 2-0 win over Guardian Angel SC in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Sunday. Anil scored a goal in either halves while the Curchorem side weren’t at their best against the Port Towners.
At the other end, Vasco were denied by the crossbar. Francisco Fernandes sent in a cross to an unmarked Desmon Gama, but his open header crashed on to the crossbar and came back into the play. However Vasco SC scored within moments in the 45 +4’ when Sanwil D’Costa sent in a cross in the area for Anil Gaonkar, who this time made no mistake in sending the ball at the back of the net.
In the second half Guardian Angel had a great chance to draw level. Gilbert sent in a cross from the right as Basant Singh was waiting in the box. However just before Singh could connect, Kuldeep timed his jump in time to win the ball against the opponent.
Vasco SC doubled the lead in the 68th minute and it was Denil who provided an assist to Anil with a good low cross where the last named delightfully headed in to make it 2-0.
Guardian Angel SC Gilbert’s freekick from outside the box was cleanly collected by Sanju Thapa. They had yet another chance when Gilbert sent a long ball to Mevan, but the U20 player did everything right except his last effort at goal which was easily dealt by the keeper.
20/02/2021 : DEMPO SC 2-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
DEMPO : Richard Cardoz (6’) and Gaurva Vaigankar (40’)
Dempo SC scored a fluent 2-0 win over Churchill Brothers FC Goa in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday. Richard Cardoz (6’) and Gaurva Vaigankar (40’) scored for the Golden Eagles to ensure full points.
Churchill Brothers FC were a much-improved side having four changes in the team. The Red Machines displayed more organized play. They nearly equalized when Shallum Pires mistimed his header in a bid to clear the ball. The ball fell to Afdal Varikkodan, whose touch beat the onrushing keeper but Edwin Viegas made a crucial goal line clearance to keep their side’s 1-0 lead intact.
Churchill had another miss when Mohammed Shahsad failed to connect to a low cross from the right flank. However, the Golden Eagles doubled the tally in the 40th minute when Shallum sent in a long freekich which was headed in by Gaurav Vaigankar.
For Dempo, they had yet another chance to add on to their goals. Nigel ran from the half way line and got past his marker upon entering the box, but his poor final shot let
19/02/2021 : FC GOA 2-0 VELSAO SC
FCG : Romeo Fernandes (60') and Kapil Hoble (90+8)
Romeo Fernandes marked his return to FC Goa with a goal as FC Goa scored a thrilling 2-0 win against Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association's Selves Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday.
There were two penalty misses from both teams in the first session while Gaurs scored both goals in the second session. Romeo Fernandes (60') and Kapil Hoble (90+8) got on target for the winning side. FC Goa were awarded a penalty when skipper Peter Carvalho clattered Vasim Inamdar in the area forcing the referee to point towards the spot. Kapil Hoble stepped up but his poorly taken shot went way over the crossbar.
In the 39th minute, Velsao SCC won a penalty when Savelon Cardozo's goal bound shot from inside the box hit Brian Faria's arm. Jesloy himself took the lead to take the penalty kick, but FC Goa goalkeeper Antonio Da Silva dived in the right direction to keep the scoreline intact.
Romeo Fernandes came on as a 54th minute substitute replacing Lalremruata and scored his first within six minutes marking his return with a goal. Delton made a fine run on the right beating his opponent with the pace and squared to Vasim, whose shot was blocked by the keeper but an alert Romeo, who was following the move pounced on the rebound to put his side ahead in the game.
Velsao SCC had to play their final few minutes with a man down after Umesh Pujar had to stretch off straight to the hospital after picking up a serious knock in the game. FC Goa took the man advantage and scored their second late in the stoppage time. Joybert Fernandes was played outside the danger area and the second half substitute fired a low shot which Presley could only push it into Kapil Hoble's path and the latter made no mistake this time to score into the empty nets, 2-0.
12/02/2021 : VASCO SC 1-0 SESA FA.
VAS : Joaquim Abranches 86'
Joaquim Abranches scored an 86th-minute match-winner as Vasco SC scored a narrow 1-0 win over Sesa FA in the Goa Football Association's Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday. The Port Towners are now on six points while the Sesa FA remain on 1 point from three games.
At the half-hour mark, Vasco had yet another chance when Francis Fernandes set Demon Gama through on goal and the last-named with just the keeper shot a powerful strike from the box, but Sesa custodian Roanal Gaunkar brilliantly blocked his effort.
Sesa had a chance in the second half from a set-piece when they were awarded a freekick outside the box. Myron Borges sent in a cheeky cheap pass to Sameer Kashyap, who wasted a golden opportunity as he failed to connect to the ball from the goal-mouth.
Vasco kept creating chance after chance and once. In the 68th minute substitute, Joaquim Abranches played a defense splitting through pass to Mathew Colaco, who beat Sesa FA's last man with his blistering run in the area and with just the keeper ahead, the lad drilled a low grounder from a tight angle which missed a target. Vasco missed yet another chance through Mathew when he was set through by Sanwil D'Costa.
Vasco SC scored in the 86th minute when Anil Gaonkar sent in a long ball in the box from the right to Joaquim Abranches who managed to get a touch of the ball before he collided with the rival keeper. However, the ball rolled into the goal. The referee had a talk with the assistant referee, who decided to allow the goal.
11/02/2021 : GUARDIAN ANGEL 1-1 CLUB OF MARONA.
PAN : RAKESH DAS 41'
Substitute Mevan Dias scored a stoppage time leveller to help Guardian Angel SC salvage a point against Youth Club of Manora after playing a 1-1 draw in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday.
Nicholas Fernandes had put Manora ahead in the 20th minute and just when it looked like the debutant side in the league would notch their first win, Mevan scored the equaliser in the 90+ 2 minutes for Guardian Angel SC.
Guardian Angel continued to dominate but couldn't get past the final wall of Manora who did extremely well under-pressure to keep their slender 1-0 lead intact. Substitute Denvil Fernandes tried his luck from a distance when get the ball on the flank and cut into the area but his left foot shot was dealt by Luis Barreto.
Manora's Nicholas troubled the Guardian Angel defence with his pace and experience. He nearly set the second for his side when he raced down the left flank and got past his marker and tried to send in a cross cum shot in the area but the danger was averted by Pratheesh Veettil.
Substitue Yunal Fernandes had a go at the goal from a distance. But with Luis Barreto in goal, it was always going to be difficult for the Curchorim side. Gaurdian Angel finally levelled terms in the stoppage time when Leny Fernandes sent in a lofted pass from the halfway mark which the Manora defender failed to clear. Mevan Dias got at the end of the ball and darted into the area. He took time to get the ball in control and shot past the keeper.
10/02/2021 : PANJIM FOOTBALLERS 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS .
PAN : RAKESH DAS 41'
Panjim Footballers beat Churchill Brothers FC Goa 1-0, who register their first win in the Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. Rakesh Das scored the lone goal in the 41st minute for the Varca-based team.
Churchill Brothers has an opportunity from a set-piece. Rakesh Das sent in floater from the flag kick which found Raju, but the stopper back couldn’t direct his header in the frame.
Panjim kept attacking but it was Churchill Brothers who took the lead against the run of play in the 41st minute when Churchill’s Mohammed Shahsad tried to get in the midfield and before he could pass, Akram Yadwad cleared the ball from his feet only to fall it straight to Rakesh Das, who was lone on goal. The striker kept his composure to score past Preston Rego.
In the second half, Panjim continued to attack and nearly found the equaliser when Vallmiky Miranda connected a brilliant shot with a perfect dip, but the Red Machines custodian Debnath pulled a brilliant save. The keeper pulled another save when he pushed a Akash Sanadi long range shot for a corner.
Joyson was culprit of squandering yet another chance and it was once again Liston with yet another delightful cross in the box. It fell to an unmarked Joyson. And with just the keeper at his sight, the striker kneed the ball way above the crossbar.
09/02/2021 : FC GOA 2-1 DEMPO SC .
FCG : Vasim Inamdar (43’) and Lalremruata (63’)
DEM : Darrel Mascrenha
FC Goa inflicted first defeat on Dempo SC in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday. Vasim Inamdar (43’) and Lalremruata (63’) scored for the Young Gaurs while Darrel Mascrenhas pulled a goal back for the Golden Eagles as FC Goa won the duel 2-1.
FC Goa squandered a great opportunity to take the lead before the breather when Sarineo sprinted into the area with a fine run in the right flank and sent in a dangerous ball in the box for an unmarked Vasim, who missed a sitter with only the keeper as he headed over the bar from five-yard box.
However, the U20 player made amends to his earlier miss when he was fed by Malsa Ralte in the box. Vasim dribbled past a Dempo defender and got in position before shooting past the keeper. This time Melroy couldn’t keep the ball out, who otherwise had an impressive first 45 minutes.
In the second half, the play was restricted to midfield for early stages. But FC Goa scored their second when Vasim darted into the box and squared the ball to an unmarked Lalremruata HP, who scored with a simple shot.
Dempo managed to pull a goal back through Darrel, who lose shot from outside the box ended in the top corner giving no chance for the FC Goa custodian. In the final 10 minutes of the game, Dempo came one again close to scoring from a set-piece. Suraj Hadkonkar dipped in a free-kick at the far post for Edwin Viegas, but the lanky defender couldn’t direct his header in the frame.
08/02/2021 : SALGAOCAR SC 3-0 VELSAO SCC.
SAL : Stephen Satarkar (39’ and 78’), Valentinho Nazareth (87’)
Salgaocar FC made light work of Velsao Sports and Cultural Club with a fluent 3-0 win in the Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday. Stephen Satarkar (39’ and 78’) scored a brace while Valentinho Nazareth (87’) netted the third for the winners.
The Greens however took the lead in the 39th minute when Selwyn Miranda sent in a cross in the box, which was brilliantly connected by substitute Stephen Satarkar whose deft right foot touch sent the ball past the keeper.
In the second half Salgaocar FC continued their attack with Stephen and Selwyn. They nearly doubled the account when Selwyn tried his luck which was cleared off the line by Ronil Azavedo, just before Shawn Pereira could pounce on the ball.
Velsao suddenly looked to be sloppy in defense as they let in Salgaocar attack in numbers. The Greens took advantage and inflated the lead when Valentinho was set through by a Salgaocar midfielder and with just the keeper infront, the young player squared the ball to an unmarked Stephen, who buried the ball in the empty nets, 2-0.
Salgaocar scored their third when Ribhav sent a floated to Valentinho Nazareth, who beat the offside trap and kept his composure infront of the keeper as he was one-on with Presely. Valentinho slowly rolled the ball past the onrushing keeper for the team's third.
07/02/2021 : Panjim Footballers 1-0 Youth Club of Manora.
PFA : Chandan Gawas 48'
Panjim Footballers registered a solitary goal win over Youth Club of Manora in the Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium on Sunday. Chandan Gawas scored the lone goal of the game in the 48th minute.
Panjim side came stronger in the second session and took the lead in the 48th minute in what was their real attempt on target and which proved to be a goal. Lloyd Cardozo played a ground through to Chandan Gawas on the right of the box. The lad kept his composure and shot a firm grounder which found the back of the net, despite Luis Barreto making an attempt.
Panjim’s Lloyd capitalised on a Manora defensive lapse and covered some ground. With Manora defender blocking the young striker well, Lloyd shot straight to the keeper.
In the 87th minute, Lloyd played a long aerial through in the box to anunmarked Ashok Mehgeri, who delayed in taking his shot which was ultimately blocked for a corner by a Manora defender.
06/02/2021 : DEMPO SC 2-2 GUARDIAN ANGEL.
DEM : Shallum Pires 58'.Leny Fernandes (og),
GUA : Jovial Dias 15', Joel Barretto
Guardian Angel SC scored an injury time equaliser to script a thrilling 2-2 draw against Dempo SC in the Goa Football Association's Selves Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Saturday.
Jovial Dias had given Guardian Angel a 15th minute lead but the Golden Eagles put up a strong fight in the second half and levelled terms through Shallum Pires. With a brilliant Pratheesh Veettil guarding the Curchorem team goal, Dempo had to take help off the opponent player Leny Fernandes to get the goal. Joel Barretto scored a late equaliser to earn a draw for the Curchorem side.
Guardian Angel deservingly took the lead in the 15th minute when Kimran Fernandes played a diagonal through pass from half way mark to Jovial Dias, who beat the Dempo SC offside trap with a timely run. Jovial entered the box and kept his composure in curling the ball past an experienced Melroy Fernandes.
Dempo finally scored from a set piece in the 58th minute. Richard Cardozo's corner kick found Shallum Pires at the far post and defender slammed the ball at the roof of the net, giving no chance for Veettil who was other wise brilliant in the game.
At the hour mark, Veettil was forced into action once again as he pulled off a diving save to deny Beevan, who tried to place the ball in the bottom left corner from outside the box. The keeper then came with another super save to deny Suraj Hadkonkar's long range shot from outside the box. Veettil has been the Curchorem team's best player so far. He then saved two headers from Uttam and Beevan respectively.
Dempo SC finally managed to get past Veettil but the strikers needed the assist of Guardian Angel SC player to get the much needed goal. Kritikesh played Uttam through on goal who tried to set Beevan but Leny Fernandes' inteception sent the ball into his own goal. Guardian Angel scored a late equaliser through substitute Joel Barretto, from goal-mouth melee to end the game 2-2.
05/02/2021 : Velsao Sports & Cultural Club 1-1 Sesa FA.
VEL : Klusner Pereria 32'
SES : Viraj Naik (OG-57')
Velsao Sports & Cultural Club and Sesa Football Academy shared the spoils after playing a 1-1 draw in the Goa Football Association's Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Friday.
Velsao had taken the lead in the first session through Klusner Pereria but their wait for their first win in the competition was dented by their own teammate Viraj Naik, who came off the bench and scored an own goal to restore parity for Sesa.
At the other end, Velsao took a surprise lead in the 32nd minute from a set-piece. Klusner Pereira sent in a perfect curler from a 30-yard free-kick which landed in the top corner past Sapan Singh. The Sesa custodian should have done better as the ball went over his hands.
Velsao SCC scored an own goal in the 57th minute to get Sesa FA back into the game. It was a goal out of nowhere as Viraj Naik, who came in minutes into the game headed into his own net, in what didn't even seem to be a clearance header.
At the other end, Velsao nearly took the lead when Savelon sent in a perfect delivery from a corner kick which found Josley, but his flicked header missed the far post by inches. Sesa had the best chance to burry the game in the injury time but Cajetan fired wide from close.
04/02/2021 : FC GOA 2-1 CALANGUTE ASSO.
FCG : Aaren D Silva (80', 88'),
CAL : Jirjar Terang 36'
Aaren D Silva scored a brace to help FC Goa come from behind to beat 10-man Calangute Association 2-1 in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday.
Jirjar Terang turned from hero to villain for Calangute. He put Calangute ahead in the 36th minute which was proving to be the difference in the game but turned out to be the villain when he received marching orders for an uncalled tackle on FC Goa player in the 79th minute. With 10 minutes left, FC Goa fired two goals through Aaren (80', 88') to seal three points for the winners..
From there on Calangute took control of the game. They created numerous chances. Calangute's foreign recruit Kouame Junior troubled FC Goa defense. But Lalhamngaihsanga was there to thwart the danger when he tried to find Siddhant Shirodkar in goal scoring situation.
Calangute came agonisingly close from a set-piece when Nickson Castanha sent in a left foot curler which was headed in the danger zone by K Junior, but Fulganco Cardozo missed an open sitter. This was the best chance for the Beach Side boys. FC Goa defense turned sloppy as they lost possession quite often, which nearly costed them a goal when K Junior pounced on a poor back pass from Sarineo but couldn't capitalize on the opportunity.
Calangute finally took the lead when K Junior squared the ball to an unmarked Jirjar Teranh, and the U20 player placed the ball calmly past the keeper from outside the box to give his side the lead. FC Goa nearly leveled terms just before the breather when Inamdar guided in a Aaren Silva's cross but the effort was cleared off the line by Calangute defender.
Calangute suffered a huge blow when goal scorer Jirjar was sent off for his second booking in the 79th minute. And FC Goa came with an instant answer. Sarineo played a cross from the left in the box, which was nodded in by Aaren which crashed into the goal, 1-1. Aaren scored an 88th minute winner when he nodded in a Deeshank Kunkalikar cross from the right.
03/02/2021 : SPORTING GOA 1-0 VASCO SC
SAL : Dattaraj Gaonkar 45'
Sporting Clube de Goa got off to a perfect start following their 1-0 win over Vasco SC in the Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. Dattaraj Gaonkar scored the lone goal of the game in the first half stoppage time.
Just before the break Vasco SC came with a dangerous attack when Desmon Gama on receiving the ball on the right flank rolled the ball to Suraj Mondal, but his goalbound shot was blocked by Kunal Kundaikar. The debutant had an impressive first 45 minutes to his new life as Flaming Oranje.
Sporting finally took the lead in the 45th minute when Girish Naik sent in a curling delivery from the left which was met by an rushing Dattaraj whose header gave no chance for Vasco custodian Sanju Thapa.
Crossing over there were not many chances as the play was restricted to midfield battle. Vasco had a chance from a set piece when a long ball from the half way line fell to Francisco Fernandes, whose shot took a deflection of a Sporting player and went out of play. Vasco officials and players claimed for an handball but referee showed no interest and pointed for a corner kick.
At the other end, Dattaraj made a fine run and squared the ball to Marcus, who let it go to Rohit, who played it back to Marcus and the last named shot straight to the keeper. Sporting Clube held on to their 1-0 lead till the final whistle to claim the first win.
02/02/2021 : SALGAOCAR SC 5-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
SAL : Stephen(63’, 76’, 79’), Steflon D’Costa (84’), Fhezer Gomes (88’)
From a drab first half to an entertaining second! Salgaocar FC’s Stephen Satarkar smashed in a brilliant second half hat-trick to help his side register a commanding 5-0 win over Churchill Brothers FC Goa Reserves in the Selvel Goa Professional League played at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday. Stephen scored treble (63’, 76’, 79’) while Steflon D’Costa (84’) and Fhezer Gomes (88’) added two more to complete the rout.
Salgaocar FC made just one change in their playing eleven as Flagan Rodrigues made way for Sourabh Patil while there were five changes for the Red Machines from their defeat in the opening league fixture. Shiv Yadav, Jobern Cardozo, Preston Fernandes, Godfrey Mascarenhas and Josley Dias started for the Varca-based team.
It was a much improvised performance from the Red Machines from their previous game as they managed to match their opponents in the first 45 minutes. Both sides’ play was restricted only to midfield as neither teams showed any urgency in getting the goals.
But come second half, it was a different display from The Greens. Coach Anthony Pereira’s side were back to life as Steflon and Stephen ran havoc in the Churchill Brothers Fc final third. After nearly missing to score early in the second half through Selwyn Miranda and Stephen, as the latter had an open chance when he was set through on goal by Daniel Gomes, but his curler went just over the bar, Salgaocar took control of the game.
Stephen finally broke the deadlock with a smart finish in the 53rd minute when he zoomed into the box and drilled a low grounder to put his side ahead. Salgaocar soon doubled the tally when Steflon nearly got past the rival keeper but clashed with the keeper and the ball fell to an unmarked Stepehen, who finished to score his brace.
The first half sub completed his hat-trick with a clinical finish when he got past his marker and smashed in to prove his worth to his team, game over. For Churchill Velito came close to scoring but his effort was pushed for a corner.
But there was room for more goals for Salgaocar as Steflon scored the fourth. Fhezer Gomes scored the fifth with his first touch of the game when Selwyn Miranda set him through. Fhezer took a first time shot from a tight angle which took a touch of the keeper and entered the goal.
01/02/2021 :DEMPO SC 4-1 SESA FA
DSC : Beevan ‘Dmello 9', Uttam Rai 45', 83', Gaurav Vaigankar 80’
SFA :Kunal Salgaonkar 53'
Making his debut for the second time after his return to the club, Uttam Rai smashed in two goals to help Dempo Sports Club make light work of Sesa Football Academy with a 4-1 win in the Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday.
Beevan ‘Dmello opened the scoring for Dempo SC in the ninth minute before Uttam scored in the first half injury time and then added his second in the 83rd minute. Gaurav Vaigankar (80’) was the other goal-getter for the Golden Eagles. For Sesa FA, Kunal Salgaonkar pulled a goal back in the 53rd minute.
However the goal finally arrived in the 9th minute which came after a defensive error from Sesa FA. Sandeep S played a backpass to the keeper under pressure whose weak clearance fell to skipper Beevan just outside the box. With the keeper out of his line, Beevan didn’t waste any time and without having a second thought, he curled his shot in the open goal.
Sesa nearly levelled terms when Melroy was caught out of his position when he came out of the box to clear a long Sesa attack, and the ball came into substitute Myron Borges’ path but his long lobbed shot narrowly missed the open goal. That should have been in for Sesa.
Meanwhile the Golden Eagles had an opportunity to regain their two-goal lead when Uttam stylishly flicked the ball to Richard Cardozo and the last-named goal-bound shot from an acute angle sailed over the crossbar.
Dempo SC scored the third in the 80th minute from a set-piece. Shallum Pires sent in a long freekick from the halfway mark to an unmarked Gaurav Vaigankar at the far post, who pushed it past Sesa keeper.
Dempo soon scored their fourth goal in the 83rd minute. It was a well-worked goal for Dempo as second-half substitutes Suraj Hadkonkar set Ariston Costa through, who had a chance to take a shot at goal but he passed to Uttam and the last-named scored his second of the day and the team’s fourth. Melroy came with a fine save to deny Borges late in the game.
30/01/2021 : CHURCHILL BROTHERS 0-2 VASCO SC
VSC : Joaquim Abranches 9', Mathew Colaco 69'
Vasco Sports Club got off to a perfect start in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League as they scored a comfortable 2-0 win over Churchill Brothers FC (Reserves) at Duler Stadium, Mapusa,on Saturday. Joaquim Abranches (9’) and Mathew Colaco (69’) scored a goal each for the Port Towners
Vasco SC fielded a strong XI with Joaquim Abranches and Francis Fernandes starting the game and they took the lead early in the game when a poor pass from Churchill Brother's keeper to Sumer Sehgal was dispossessed by Desmon Gama and sent a low cross in the box to Joaquim Abranches, who slotted home from close.
At the other end, Vasco SC scored the second goal when Denil Rebello played a lofted pass to Mathew Colaco, who then lobbed the ball over the onrushing Churchill Brothers custodian, 2-0. Churchill Bros missed a couple of chances in the dying minutes of the game through Bersal Viegas and Trijoy Dias.
29/01/2021 : Calangute Association 2-0 Velsao Sports and Cultural Club
CAL : Kouame Junior, Sidharth Kundaikar
Calangute Association recorded a fluent 2-0 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler stadium, Mapusa, on Friday. Kouame Junior and Sidharth Kundaikar scored a goal each in the either session to secure full points for Calangute.
Calangute started the match on an attacking front from the word go and came close agonisingly close early in the game when Nickson Castanha floated a perfect corner kick in the box, wherein Siddhant Shirodkar jumped highest but his header narrowly sailed over the bar. The first half was totally dominated by Calangute as they created plenty of chances. Soon Shirodkar saw his effort being blocked by the Presley with a diving save.
Velsao SCC lacked creativity and couldn’t get the ball past the opponent’s midfield. Though Ganesh Thakur worked tirelessly in the midfield, he lacked support from his teammates. Velsao SCC were lucky when Rohan Kamble’ long range effort came off the post, back into the play, but before any Calangute player could capitalise on the rebound, Velsao SCC defender cleared the ball to safety.
Calangute deservingly took the lead in the 26th minute when Fulganco Cardozo floated a perfect cross in the box, which was met by Kouame Juniour, who nodded in from close. Unable to get past Calangute’s strong defence line marshalled by Melwyn, Velsao SCC’s Ronil Azavedo tried his luck from a distance but his effort failed to see the target.
The teams played more of the ball in the midfield in the second half.
There was a huge penalty cry from the Calangute camp when Rohan Pednekar went down in the box after being blocked by Velsao keeper Presley Mascarenhas, but referee showed no interest and allowed the play to continue. At the other end, a quick counter from second half substitute Joseph Pereira almost gave Velsao the equaliser. The forward ran down the right flank and squared the ball to Savelon Cardozo, who squandered a golden chance to score as he shot wide from touching distance.
Meanwhile, Velsao keeper Presley came with an outstanding block to deny Rohan Pednekar, who was one-on-one with the keeper. Pednekar had Kouame on his right, but he preferred to go alone ultimately losing the chance to double the account. Calangute doubled the account in the 85th minute when Kouame on receiving the ball forward squared it an unmarked Sidharth Kundaikar, who scored with a calm and composed finish.
In the dying minutes of the game, Substitute Daryl Costa saw is long range effort come off the crossbar.
28/01/2021 : GUARDIAN ANGEL 1-0 PANJIM FOOTBALLERS
GAL : Benestone P. Barreto 45'
Panjim Footballers were left to rue missed chances as Guardian Angel SC punished them with a narrow 1-0 win in the Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Thursday. Beneston Barretto scored the only goal of the game in the first half injury time.
With their skipper Kunal Kundaikar being promoted to their main team — Sporting Clube de Goa, Janio Fernandes was given the charge to lead the side. Last season’s star midfielder Joyson Gauncar started in midfield; team’s leading scorer Lloyd Cardozo featured upfront.
Panjim came close to scoring in the 13th minute when Liston Cardozo delievered a perfect cross to Filton D'Cunha, whose stylish header didn't create much problems for Veettil.
At the other end, Veettil denied Akash Sanadi from a free-kick with a brilliant save by pushing the ball for a corner. The resultant flag kick was wasted by Panjim as the ball bounced into the box, but none of the Panjim players could get the touch of it.
Panjim had a glorious chance to take the lead when Chandan Gawas ran down the right flank and squared the ball to Lloyd, but the last named missed his first attempt, however, his second attempt was straight to the keeper.
Crossing ends, Panjim were denied once again when Lloyd’s volleyed-attempt was kept out of the frame by Veettil. At the other end, Guardian Angel SC had a chance to double the account when Denvil Fernandes on entering the box, shot from a tight angle, which was blocked by Rego. However, the rebound fell to an unmarked Basanta Moirangthem, but the striker's effort from the face of the goal was deflected for a corner by Janio.
Chance after chance for Panjim but coach Alex Alvares' side were sloppy in the final third. On entering the box Joyson Gauncar played a short pass to Chandan, however, with just the keeper to beat, the first half substitute shot straight to him. Guardian Angel SC guarded their goal and held on to their slender one-goal lead to collect the first win of the season.
27/01/2021 : FC Goa 0-2 Salgaocar SC
SAL : Saeesh Halarnkar (39'-p), Stephen Satarkar 90'
GFA PRESS RELEASE : Salgaocar FC began their Goa Football Association Selvel Goa Professional League with a fluent 2-0 win at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday. The Greens scored a goal in either halves through Saeesh Halarnkar (38’) and Stephen Satarkar (90’) to ensure three points.
Salgaocar FC coach started with experienced Jason D’Mello in goal with Daniel Gomes and Flagan Rodrigues in the back. Ribhav Sardesai, now turned senior, started along with Valentinho Nazareth in the midfield. With Devendra Murgaonkar leaving in summer, Steflon D’Costa was handed the charge to get the goals. For FC Goa, they had an experienced core with Anthonio Da Silva guarding the frame. Brian Faria in defence and new signee Delton Colaco in the mid while Aaren played as a lone striker.
The teams started cautiously, but it was the Greens who had the first real chance in the eight minute when Brisen Fernandes read Vasim Inamdar’s run in the box and played a perfect lob ball for the last name. Vasim had the ball at his feet but before the U-20 player could pull his trigger, Perry Pereira came with a vital interception.
FC Goa then took total control of the game with their midfielders outplaying the Greens. However, they were dealt with a blow in the 38th minute when their defender Malsawmtluanga Ralte handled a Perry Pereira’s cross inside the box. The defender, who was unmarked conceded a needless foul in the box, which forced referee to point straight to the spot. Saeesh Halarnkar smashed the ball in the far right, past the diving Antonio.
Salgaocar nearly doubled the lead in the 40th minute. Saeesh set Steflon on the right flank, who got past his marker, and shot at the goal from a tight angle. Keeper Antonio made a great save only to see the rebound fall straight to Valentinho, but the last name shot out of frame with no one between him and the goal. This was the best chance so far from an open play in the first half.
FC Goa started with a intent to get the equaliser in the second half and had their chance within 10 minutes of the restart. Aaren used his physical strength to win the ball from his opponent and squared to Vasim, but the youngster missed another opportunity to get his side back on level terms, shooting wide.
With 10 minutes to go, FC Goa were forced to play with 10 men after first half substitute Nestor Dias, limped off the pitch after picking up a knock. Salgaocar FC nearly capitalised on having a man advantage when Stephen Satarkar was set through on goal but he shot wide.
But the second half sub, made amends in the 90th minute when he secured full points for The Greens with the team’s second. Stephen on getting the ball in the area took a first time shot which took a slight deflection off a FC Goa defender and landed over the keeper Antonio, 2-0.