Velim: Maina SC got the better of Margao SC 4-3 to move into the quarter-finals of the Velim Panchayat Cup football tournament organised by Sports and Welfare Club of Zaino Velim, at St Francis Xavier Church ground, Velim, on Monday.
It was a battle fought by two adjacent neighbours. It was Roque Borges who netted the first goal for Margao in the 9th minute with an arrow bound shot but the joy was short-lived as within three minutes Cliff Barbosa netted the equaliser for Maina with a placement shot.As the match progressed in the 31st minute, Joel Colaco netted for Margao to make it 2-1 with an snap shot.
This time Maina changed their game plan by bringing Clive Colaco infront from the midfield which paid them with good returns as Clive Claco after dribbling past a couple of Margao defenders shot from the inside box of Margao which crashed into Margao nets and made it 2-2 in the 31st minute.
Margao made it 3-2 through Joel Colaco’s curler in the 38th minute. Minutes later, Cliff Barbosa netted his brace and made it 3-3 for Maina in the 43rd minute.With six minutes left for the final whistle, Maina initiated a tricky move through Clive Colaco who foxed a couple of Margao players and saw Milagres Fernandes prowling into Margao box and connected a well measured pass to Milagres Fernandes who netted the winning goal for Maina. [H]