Tuesday 18 Jun 2024

GFA U-18 Div II clash: Panchwadi Utd, Betalbatim SC share spoils

THE GOAN NETWORK | MAY 25, 2023, 12:42 AM IST

In a highly anticipated match of the GFA U-18 Division League (Division II) Salcete Zone, Panchwadi United SC and Betalbatim SC battled to a thrilling 2-2 draw at DBO Fatorda stadium on Wednesday.

The encounter commenced with Betalbatim SC’s Rohan Yadav, breaking the deadlock in the 29th minute, sending the crowd into a frenzy. However, Panchwadi United SC quickly retaliated when Silvan Fernandes netted a spectacular goal in the 38th minute, levelling the score and reinvigorating their side.

With the momentum shifting, Panchwadi United SC gained further momentum as Auston Fernandes successfully converted a crucial chance just before halftime, securing a 2-1 lead for his team in the 45th minute.

Betalbatim SC showcased their resilience and fighting spirit, refusing to accept defeat. In a nail-biting climax, Samuel Barreto stepped up for his team and expertly found the back of the net in the 83rd minute, restoring parity and concluding the game with a 2-2 draw.

Cortalim Villagers win

In another match played at Nagoa Ground, Cortalim Villagers S&SWA emerged victorious with a commanding 4-2 win over Ave Maria A&WC.

The match commenced with Ave Maria making an early statement as Morrison Rato found the back of the net in the 7th minute, giving his team a promising start. However, the lead was short-lived as Cortalim Villagers forward, Joyson Fernandes, displayed his prowess with two clinical strikes in the 10th and 21st minutes, tilting the scoreline in favour of his team.

As the first half progressed, Cortalim Villagers continued to dominate the proceedings, with Valroy Dias adding to their tally in the 38th minute. Just moments later, Joyson Fernandes showcased his goal-scoring prowess once again, securing a well-deserved hattrick in the 40th minute, further solidifying his team’s lead.

Ave Maria displayed great resilience and determination, fighting back in the second half. Prosen Mandal breathed new life into the contest by slotting a goal past the opposition’s defence in the 70th minute, reducing the deficit. However, their efforts fell short as Cortalim maintained their advantage till the end.

Snows FA showcase dominance with 11-0 win

MARGAO: Snows FA Raia showcased their dominance with an astonishing 11-0 triumph over Rumdamol SC in the GFA U-18 Division League (Division II) Salcete Zone at the Navelim Ground. Amon Fernandes opened the floodgates with a goal in the 15th minute, setting the tone for a one-sided affair. Livon Dias further extended their lead in the 24th minute, while Clifton Rocha scored in the 34th and 35th minutes for the winners. Just before the halftime whistle, Drayan Fernandes added to the onslaught, leaving Rumdamol SC trailing by a staggering five goals.

The second half witnessed no respite for the overwhelmed Rumdamol SC defence. Prince Figueiredo struck in the 57th minute, followed by Clifton Rocha completing his hattrick in the 73rd minute, as Snows FA Raia continued their ruthless pursuit of goals. Sweetlon Fernandes, Samuel Peixito and Sowell Fernandes further compounded Rumdamol SC’s misery, scoring in the 84th, 86th and 87th respectively. While Drayan Fernandes completed his brace in the 89th minute. 

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