Anura in final of All India Badminton ranking tourney
PANAJI: Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai entered the Women’s singles final of the Yonex-Sunrise All India Badminton Ranking tournament at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. She outplayed Malvika Bansod registering a 21-17, 21-19 win in the quarter finals followed by another 21-18, 15-21, 21-19 win over Thulasi PC in the semi finals. Anura who is seeded 7 in this tournament has set up a title clash with number 3 seed Aakarshi Kashyap who cruised past top seed Ashmita Chaliha 21-13, 21-7 in the other semi-finals.
Marcus brace sets Sao Jose de Areal quarters spot
BENAULIM: A brilliant brace of goals in the second half through attacking medio Marcus Mascarenhas enabled Sao Jose de Areal to defeat Betalbatim Sporting 2-0 and enter the quarterfinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim Soccer Tournament played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Saturday. The teams played a goalless draw in the first half during which time, both the teams had chances but the goalkeepers on either side put up a good show. The second session saw Sao Jose de Areal attacking medio making some dashing moves to find the mark in the 55th and 60th minute of play. Areal keeper Joseph Monteiro had a good day under the bar and proved to be a good pair of hands. Sao Jose de Areal will now meet Goan Warriors, Tivim on June 19.
Fr Agnelo Youth SC ride high
on Sezwin Fernandes hat-trick
ASSOLDA: A hat-trick of goals by Sezwin Fernandes enabled Fr Agnelo Youth SC, Paroda to hammer Rossmann Cruz SC, Nagoa-Verna 3-0 and enter the quarterfinals of St Anthony’s Festival Soccer played at Assolda grounds on Saturday. All the goals came in the second session of play during which time Sezwin appeared to be at his best scoring with ease.
SC Davorlim clinch win
over PVC Association Parra
RAIA: Sporting Club of Davorlim entered the quarterfinals of 48th Custodio Memorial football tournament defeating PVC Association, Parra 2-0 played at panchayat grounds, Raia on Saturday. While PVC Association put up a good show in the first half where Joaquim Pacheco along with Hoston Cardozo and Faizal Sheikh impressed a lot, the team could not find the mark due to good goalkeeping by Davorlim keeper Sachin Astekar. But in the second half Davorlim bagan to stitch smart moves and scored through Agnelo Colaso (41st minute) and Sidroy Miranda (59th minute).
GFA D-licence course from Jun 19
PANAJI: The Goa Football Association (GFA) will organise a D-Licence Course from June 19-24 at Duler Stadium, Mapusa. Those interested may contact the GFA office in Panjim or Anthony Lobo at Duler Stadium, Mapusa before June 18 to fill in the available slots.