A four goal blitz by Senagalese Abdou A Fall, a brace by and a Sidath Ndaye and a goal by Gaurav Vaigankar enabled Calangute Association hammer Guardian Angel SC 7-2 in the GFA Professional League match played at Rosary grounds, Navelim on
Abdoul Fall scored in the 39th, 62nd, 65th and 84th minute while Sidath found the mark in the 41st and 43rd minute. Defender Gaurav scored in the 80th minute. Guardian Angel SC pulled two goals back through Clinton Niasso (12th minute) and Sunny Fernandes (49th minute)
Down by an early goal scored by Guardian Angel in the 12th minute, Calangute Association roared back in style to outplay the Curchorem-Sanvordem based team with swift moves in which the Senegal pair consisting of striker Fall and attacking medio Sidath mesmerised the Guardian Angel S C defence time and again with their goal keeper Ozen Silva unable to stop them from scoring.
Guardian Angel took the lead following a bright move which culminated into a goal after striker Aslon Oliveira made a dash on top of the box and on seeing dashing Clinton Niasso in a good position, passed the ball to him. The last named lost no time in slamming the ball to the far end of Calangute Association nets to beat keeper Saniji Bugde with ease.
Calangute Association thereafter began to take over the proceedings, slowly and steadily, and met with success in the 39th minute of play through a great volley by Abdoul Fall who connected the ball to beat Guardian Angel S C keeper Ozen off a flag kick taken by Marc D’Cruz.
Calangute Association then roared back into the game scoring goals one after the other to make the Guardian Angel SC keeper look miserable, even though he made some valiant saves as the Guardian Angel SC defence crumbled under pressure.
Sidath then made it 2-1 in favour of Calangute Association after he dazzled with quick footwork and positional play to see his team coming back in great style. Marc D’Cruz who did a lot of overlapping also was one Calangute player who was quite influential today to help his team score a big win. Two of the goals that Calangute score were as a result of curling flag kicks dispatched by
Two minutes before half time Sidath scored again when Domnic Fernandes and Gaurav involved themselves in a nice passing move and after seeing Sidath free, passed the ball to him into the box from where he banged to beat Ozen under the Guardian Angel SC bar.
The second session saw Calangute Association having a strong grip over the proceedings and it was Fall who played like a possessed man scoring goals at regular intervals, finding the mark in the 62nd, 65th and 84th minute. Calangute defender Gaurav too found his name on the score sheet when he bulged the nets in the 80th minute.
In the last few minutes of play Guardian Angel exerted a lot of pressure against Calangute Association but their good efforts did not yield any result due to some good goal keeping by keeper Saniji.