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Black Arrows win shoot-out

Ambelim: Black Arrows beat Skyla Strikers 2-1 via the tie-breaker in the Sevens Women’s Football Festival organised by Goa Sevens and Ambelim Sports Club, at Ambelim Sports Complex, Ambelim on Monday.

Both the sides playing the ir last game of this women’s festival began on a positive note with both teams pressing to find the opener. Rajia Pereira of the Arrows had an easy run into the box but failed to place her strike on target.

Cia Almeida and Alisha Tavares kept the Skyla defence working round the clock as they aimed to move deep with one-to-one passing. Cia Almeida should have given the Black Arrows a lead but she failed to strike at the correct time amidst a open back line.

The first half was completely dominated by the Arrows but they failed to take the advantage as both sides headed into half-time goalless.
In the second half, the Arrows began from where they had left as Cia along with Ansiva Vaz tried their lucky to score but their shots failed to land into the net. For the Strikers, Jeromina Colaco and Reema Noronha tried moving the ball forward into the oppositions den.

The second half saw an end-to-end game as both sides had their share of chances. But the best chance came for the Arrows as Alisha Tavares missed to score into an open net after receiving a shot pass from Cia at the right flank.

In the tie-breaker, Ansiva Vaz and Ashika Gadekar scored for the Black Arrows while Mayflower Colaco converted for Skyla Strikers. [H]

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