Dempo clinch easy win over Sesa




Dempo Sports Club ensured full points following their comfortable 3-0 win over Sesa Football Academy in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League match at Sirsaim ground, on Thursday.

Beevan D’Mello (20’), Suraj Hadkonkar (52’) and Joaquim Abranches (68’) were the scorers for the Golden Eagles.

After this result, Dempo Sports Club has 37 points from 19 matches and are in second position, behind leaders Sporting Clube de Goa who are also on 37 points, due to inferior goal difference, having played two games less than the Golden Eagles. Meanwhile, Sesa FA is just three points above bottom-placed Velsao SCC, with 15 points having played 16 matches.

Sesa FA were the first to test their opponents when Shajam P tried his luck with a powerful left footed shot which was dealt by Dempo SC custodian Luis Barreto.

Sesa continued to have majority of possession and had couple of more chances but Kunal Salgaonkar came closest from scoring, but his effort narrowly missed the mark.

At the other end, Dempo SC took the lead when Rajat Harijan initiated a move from the midfield and played a long delivery to Ariston Costa, who laid a perfect pass to Beevan for a simple tap in, 1-0.

Sesa FA continued to strive in search of the leveller but despite playing some good football their attempt to get the goal failed.

Second half substitute Suraj Hadkonkar scored the second for Dempo SC from a direct free-kick scoring his eighth goal of the season.

The second half was more of Dempo SC’s play as they not of outplayed Sesa FA but also scored another goal in the 67th minute through Joaquim Abranches. This time it was Beevan D’Mello who came with an assist to Joaquim, whose shot gave no chance to
Shajam making it 3-0.