Mapusa: Saligao Sporting registered a thumping 9-3 win over Holy Cross Sports Club, Arambol in the GFA’s 2nd Division League match, played at Duler Stadium, here, on Sunday.
Both the teams were locked 2-2 at the end of first session of play but the second session was a complete turnaround as Saligao pumped in seven goals as every spectator was surprised by the display fput on by the Arambol players.
Arambol started brilliantly and were leading 2-0 as Amit Fernandes found the net in the seventh minute from the spot kick after Hemant Rodrigues was brought down by Onalio Menezes inside the penalty box.
Hemant Rodrigues consolidated the lead in the 16th minute for Arambol with a neat placement.
Saligao responded strongly to go level at half time with Anesh Harmalkar pulling a goal back in the 20th minute with a long range shot while Chandan Govekar completed the comeback in the 47th minute.
Crossing over, Uday Naik made it 3-2 for Saligao with a clever placement after getting hold of a pass from Assumption.
Once the third goal was scored, Arambol were a complete disjointed side as they conceded seven goals in a space of just 18 minutes with Abhijit Gaunekar’s scoring four goals and Chandan Govekar getting his brace to make it 8-2
Stepelton Fernandes scored the third goal for Arambol but in the 87th minute Saligao’s Blaize D’Cruz made it 9-3 to complete the rout.
Meanwhile at Sirsaim ground, a strong second half performance helped Sinquerim Sports Club come from behind to score a 3-1 win over Cunchelim Sports Club.
Ganesh Poojar gave Cunchelim a dream start giving them the lead in the 20th minute. Once up by a goal, Cunchelim withdrew and played more in the defensive third thus holding Sinquerim SC and walking with a goal cushion at the break.
Crossing over, Sinquerim SC came with renewed ideas and attacked in numbers. They were successful in breaking the deadlock at the hour mark through Harshad Gaonkar.
Both sides played all out in hunt for the match-winner but Sinquerim SC were lucky when Sameer Shaikh capitalised on a counter attack in the 86th minute which was followed by Sahil Parwar’s 90th minute strike.
Third Division League Ilhas Zone
Aaron Cardoso and Rohan Adkonkar scored a goal each in the second half to help Rosarian XI register an easy 2-0 win over St Mathew Sports Club, at Taleigao ground.
There was no score in the first session as both the sides played more of a defensive game.
CAC Cansaulim demolish Baina SC
Margao: CAC Cansaulim made light work of Baina Sports Club recording a massive 17-0 win in the Round 2 match of the Goa Football Association U14 League match played at Sports Authority of Goa ground, Cansaulim, on Sunday.
Judah Sanchez and Jerico Vaz stole the limelight for the winning side as they scored five goals each. The winners led 6-0 at the break.
Shaniel Lucas and Dipesh Shyamraroya scored a brace while Shane Barreto, Honawarkar and Rio Rodrigues scored a goal each. [H]