Wednesday 07 Jun 2023

Super League: Dempo SC holds Sporting in thrilling 2-2 draw

Super League: Dempo SC holds Sporting in thrilling 2-2 draw

Dempo's Beneston Barretto receives the man of the match award from Glan Martins.


Beneston Barretto scored a last-gasp equaliser as Dempo Sports Club scripted a thrilling 2-2 draw against Sporting Club de Goa in the CAM Goa Professional League (Super League) at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday.
Earlier Beneston had given Dempo SC the lead in the 8th minute before seeing two of their players, keeper Dylan D’Silva and Vieri Colaco, being sent off with a straight red. Sporting Clube also had a man down after Nickson Castanha received double bookings in the first session. Stendly Fernandes equalised just before the breather. Crossing over, Joel Colaco gave Sporting Clube the lead, before Beneston earned a hard-fought point scoring in the dying minutes of the game.
Dempo SC stayed on top with 27 points from 14 games while Sporting Clube remained in second spot with 26 points from the same outings.
Beneston Barretto was named the player of the match and the award was presented by ATK Mohun Bagan player Glan Martins.

In another match at Nagoa ground in the relegation league battle, Guardian Angel SC defeated Velsao SCC in a five-goal thriller.
Velsao SCC led 1-0 at the break, thanks to the goal from Meuton Fernandes.
In the second half, Velsao SCC doubled the lead in the 55th minute through Velroy Carvalho.
Guardian Angel SC put up a strong display and scored thrice to record a comeback win. Joel Barreto netted first and then Shubham Jena made it all square in the 73rd minute, before Bamba Musah scored the match-winner in the 79th minute.
Guardian Angel SC moved to 10 points from 12 games while Velsao SCC remained on 11 points from 13 games.

Ave Maria A&WC emerge victorious
MARGAO: Ave Maria A&WC defeated Young Strikers Club, Benaulim 2-0 in the GFA U-13 second division league on Tuesday.
The first half of the game saw both teams trying to assert their dominance on the pitch. The Young Strikers Club tried to create opportunities to score, but the Ave Maria A&WC defenders held firm and thwarted their attempts. As the game progressed, the tempo picked up, and both teams increased the intensity of their attacks.
In the 44th minute, Ave Maria A&WC managed to break the deadlock when Dalston Rodrigues scored a stunning goal. The Young Strikers Club goalkeeper was unable to stop the powerful shot, and the ball sailed past him into the back of the net.
In the 53rd minute, Ave Maria A&WC doubled their lead when Emanuel Carvalho scored a brilliant goal from a tight angle. The Young Strikers Club goalkeeper had no chance of stopping the shot, and the ball again found its way into the back of the net.

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