Cavelossim: Navelim Sporting entered the semifinals of Cavelossim Panchayat Cup Football Tournament defeating St.Anthony’s S C, Colva by a solitary goal played at Fr.Drunstan and Wellington grounds on Monday.
The all important goal in favour of Navelim Sporting , which proved to be the match winner, came off in the 15th minute of play when attacking medio Rovan Pereira dispatched a scorching shot off a neat pass from Jason Martins to beat the rival keeper.
St. Anthony’s S C ,Colva produced some menacing moves in both the sessions of play through Maxon Fernandes and Conrad Fernandes who combined well, but the Navelim Sporting defense stood tall to keep the rival strikers at bay.
Navelim Sporting Club’s defender Fr. Americo Rodrigues and company gave a good account of themselves in the defense while Climax Lawrence went on spraying some defense splitting passes upfront.
Midway into the second session,Climax Lawrence dodged two rival defenders and laid a smart pass to striker Travis D’Souza whose shot missed the mark narrowly.
A few minutes before the final hooter, St.Anthony’s S C almost leveled the score when Joel Rodrigues worked his way down the left flank and on entering the box, unleashed a powerful shot which was smartly collected by Navelim Sporting’s keeper Paul Fernandes. [NT]