A 30 yard powerful strike by overlapping defender Shawn Noronha enabled Panjim Footballers arrest Goa Police 1-0 in the GFA First Division football League match played at Curtorim grounds on Thursday.
The all important goal that silenced robust Goa Police,despite their aggressive game, happened in the 33rd minute when Shawn Noronha -who had moved upfront on the left flank- collected a loose ball and without wasting time, let go a rocket like effort from 30 yards that gave no chance at all to Goa Police keeper Niklesh Naik.
Goa Police thereafter adopted an aggressive approach and played hard on the youthful looking Panjim Footballers. Goa Police defender Swanand Naik pushed the Panjim Footballers players. However, he got away with a yellow card.
The Panjim Footballers goalkeeper made some brilliant saves as the match progressed. At Cuncolim grounds: United Club of Telaulim registered a fluent 4-1 win against Immaculate Conception S.C. to collect full points.
Jaison Dias and Clinton Niasso scored a brace of goals for United Club of Telaulim.ICSC, Paroda pulled one goal back through Manish Oliveira. At Ambelim grounds:Curtorim Gymkhana and Salgoacar FC juniors were involved in a goalless draw .