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Clinton double leads Navelim into quarters

Curtorim: Navelim Villagers Union blanked Cortalim Villagers 2-0    to move into the quarter-finals of the Wilred Leisure Soccer tournament, organised by Wilred Leisure Curtorim, on Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs ground, Curtorim, on Wednesday.Three minutes into the match, Navelim’s Clinton Niasso took a long shot from the top of the Cortalim box was brilliantly saved by Cortalim keeper Joe Menezes.Cortalim striker Royal Carvalho took control of the ball from Velenton D’Souza and moved inside Navelim box and dribbled past Aulon Gomes but the Royal’s close range effort was denied by Shilton Fernandes in the tenth minute.
Navelim’s Suraj Naik tested the Cortalim keeper with his left footer in the 15th minute but it wasn’t good enough to give his team the lead.
This could have been the real goal scoring chance for Navelim in the 17th minute, with only keeper at his mercy, Movin Gomes shot straight at the keeper.In the 19th minute, Cortalim’s Rostan Vaz brought down Clinton Niasso inside the Cortalim box, and referee Mecanzie made no hesitation to point towards the dreaded spot. Clinton himself stepped over and coolly converted the spot kick.Cortalim Villagers Royal Carvalho and Velinton D’Souza both missed sitters in the 50th and 65th minute respectively as on both occasions the rival goalkeeper saved it.Clinton Niasso completed his brace in the 69th minute with a deft placement.Navelim Villagers Union will meet Wilfred Leisure SC, Curtorim on February 25 in the quarter-final. [H]

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