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BITS Pilani survive Chicalim scare

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BITS Pilani survived Chicalim Sports Club scare as they prevailed in a five-goal thriller with a 3-2 win at their fortress at Zuarinagar, on Thursday. BITS led 2-0 at the break, with Aditya Gurjar and Neel Bhandari getting on the score sheet.

In the second half the teams continued from where they had left from and soon BITS consolidated their lead through Aryan Travedi at the hour mark. When it looked like the home side would walk away with three points, Chicalim pressed in the final quarter and pulled two goals back through Elroy Fernandes who scored in the 70th and 89th minutes to complete his brace.

At Jai Kissan ground, Sancoale: United Youth Club of Bogmalo were lucky to carve out a 5-4 victory over Mormugao United in a Round 1 match.

Both the Teams were locked 2-2 at half time.

In a see-saw battle, Ryan Vaz put Bogmalo ahead in the 7th minute. The lead was short-lived as Jose Lucas equalised for Mormugao. It was Bogmalo who took the lead again in the 14th minute through a great goal by Sagar Shirodkar. Mormugao made it 2-2 at the half hour mark when Uday Naik sent in a defence splitting pass  to Christo d Mello who scored to make the score even.

Crossing over, Mormugao’s Manju Kelour put his side ahead, scoring from a goal mouth melee.

Jose Lucas came rushing in to score the fourth goal for Mormugao.

Bogmalo did not give up and came up with three goals in the dying minutes of the match. Jolivon Miranda scored a brace and when it looked like the teams would settle for a draw Ryan Vaz scored a beautiful goal in added time of the second half to give Bogmalo full points.

At Agassaim ground: Young Boys of Tonca registered a solitary goal win over Aivao Youth Club. Amlesh Shirdokar scored the lone goal of the game in the 90+4th minute.

At Ambelim ground: Guirdolim Club came from behind to down Carmel Sports Club 2-1.

Carmel SC had taken an early lead in the third minute through Lerinius Carvlaho. However, Guidolim Club made it all square at the half hour mark through Ryan Fernandes. The teams were tied 1-1 at the break.

Crossing over, Guirdolim Club put up a better team performance and took the lead in the 73rd minute through Rimon Fernandes, which proved to be the match-winner.

At Duler Stadium: St Anthony SC, Marna scripted a resounding 4-1 win over Vagator Parish Youth Sports Club. Mayuresh Naik and Claudio Rodrigues scored in the first half as St

Anthony SC led 2-0 at the break.

In the second half, Stephen scored an own goal to further inflate St Anthony SC’s lead.

In the 57th minute, Vagator PYSC managed to score through Sameer Shaikh. St Anthony SC’s Videsh Sawant scored the fourth goal for the winners in the 68th minute.

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