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30.05.2015 : SALGAOCAR SC ---- 2-0 ---- DEMPO SC (FT)
SAL : Gilbert Oliviera 90+6, Durrel duffy 90+7'
SAL : Karanjit, Colaco, Augustin, Kasonde, Gurjinder, Douhou, Umesh, Zakeer, Rocus, Duffy, Bikash
DEM : Kattimani, Nirmal, Cardozo, Rowilson, Peter, Pronay, Jewel, Alwyn; Francis, Tolgay, Holicharan

Dempo Sports Club, who wins the record of winning the NFL/I league for the maximum number of times ( 5 times) are relegated from the I League. At Goa today Dempo were defeated by Salgaokar in the Goan Derby by a brace. The goals were scored at the added time of the match.

Dempo and Salgaocar requires a win in the last match of the I League. Dempo dominated all though had some good openings, but unable to utilize the situation. Salgaocar were successful to score at the added time and thus save the relegation. Salgaogar are on 7th position in the l League table with 24 points. While Dempo Sports Club are relegated as they are on 19 points from 20 matches they played in the current edition of I League.

90+7': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Durrel Duffy scored the 2nd goal for Salgaocar.
90+6': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Salgaocar scored. Gilbert beat Kattimani
90': 8 minute added time.
86': 0-0 still.
45': Sporting goa 2-0 leading over Pune.
40': 0-0
36': Chance missed to Dempo.Francis Kasonde goal line save
. 35': Score line is Goalless (0-0).
26': Duffy cross went to Kattimani
. 23' - Francis Kasonde cross cleared in Dempo defense. 20': Karanjit Saved Tolgey's close shot.
15': corner to Salgaocar, no effect.


SALGAOCAR PRESS RELEASE :Having annexed the Goa Pro League and Durand Cup titles early on in the season, Salgaocar FC were one of the favorites going into the 2014-15 edition of the Hero I-League. Unfortunately, things have not panned out as they’d have hoped for and instead they enter the last game of the season, needing a draw to ensure survival in top flight.

The injury to last year's leading scorer Darryl Duffy during the Federation Cup, just ahead of the start of the I-League, meant Salgaocar have been unable to find the back of the net often enough for their liking. In a couple of games that he did start, the difference was telling, a fine brace in the 3-1 win over Kingfisher East Bengal at home being a fine example. The away form has also been far from decent for the Greens with the 3-1 win over Shillong Lajong being the only positive result.

The 5-1 demolition of Bharat FC in their last outing at home would have done the morale immense good ahead of Saturday's clash, but past form and history shall count for nothing tomorrow. “The mood in the camp is upbeat and the boys are raring to go. It is a massive game for us but the fact of the matter is that things are still in our hands. We will look to play our natural game and more importantly stick to the basics," remarked the Salgaocar gaffer.

Salgaocar could lose and still avoid relegation tomorrow, depending on the results of the other matches, but it is certainly a chance no one, not least coach Derrick Pereira would contemplate taking. “Needing a draw in the final encounter can sometimes be a tricky situation to be in. But that's where we find ourselves currently. We will look to put in a strong performance tomorrow and hopefully end the season on a high," he added.

The Vasco faithful are expected to throng the stadium in numbers to egg their team on. Derrick is likely to name an unchanged starting XI to the one that beat Bharat FC with local youngster, Umesh Harijan, who had a fine I-League debut in the last game likely to feature.

Tomorrow's encounter between the two Goan giants promises to be nothing short of a feisty and full-blooded affair.