Ambelim: Sporting Clube de Goa displayed a complete dominance as they thrashed Guardian Angel Sports Club 8-2 in the Goa Sevens Premier League, organised by Goa Sevens and Ambelim Sports Club in association with Goa Football Association (GFA) at Ambelim Sports Complex, on Thursday.
The game saw a total of five different goal scorers as Alesh Sawant, Ganesh Thakur, Marcus Mascarenhas, George Souza and Clemente Joseph got their names on the score sheet.
Sporting Clube named an unchanged squad that won their opening game to Goan FC 3-0 while the Guardian Angel side made two changes to their side that lost the opening game to Goan FC. Alson Fernandes and Sanwil Costa were brought in as two changes for a must win game for the Curchorem side.
George D’Souza of the Sporting Clube broke the record to score the fastest goal in GSPL as he scored directly from kick off within the first five seconds.
Alesh Sawant doubled the Flaming Oranje’s lead in the 5th minute with a curling left footer that hit the top corner post and landed into the nets, 2-0.
Nothing seemed to have been stopping the Pro League champs as after two missed attempts, Ganesh Thakur ran down from midfield and shot low into the nets giving the side a much deserved 3-0 lead.
The Curchorem side failed to create any potent chances as constant attacks from the Sporting side made them drop low almost the entire time. Alesh Sawant completed his brace in the 25th minute after receiving a pass from Ganesh Thakur.
The side completed a five-star first half performance by scoring the fifth goal after Ganesh’s pass was headed in by Marcus Mascarenhas as they went into the break with a 5-0 lead.
On resumption, Alesh came close to scoring his hat-trick but his powerful long ranger was tapped away by the Guardian keeper Fayaz Shaikh. Alesh, later, received a cross in from Cajetan and made no mistake to tap in on an open target.
The Curchorem side managed to add their first goal as Perryson Rebello scored in a perfect curler, 6-1.
But nothing seemed to have been stopping the recently crowned Police Cup winners as Clemente Joseph converted from the spot as the game continued to witness more goals with Ganesh Thakur adding another, 8-1.The Curchorem side were completely out numbered with the number of goals and attempts as the Sporting side kept trying to add more goals.
Aniston Fernandes managed to reduce the margin by scoring in the additional time. By virtue of this, Sporting and Goan FC have qualified for the knockout stages from Group A. [H]