Sao Jose De Areal
Mefon Coutinho’s 11th minute strike was enough for Nuvem SC to register a solitary goal win against Fr Agnelo Youth SC, Paroda and enter the quarterfinals of Sao Jose de Areal Panchayat Cup football tournament played at Padribhat grounds, Sao Jose de Areal on Saturday.
It was a brilliant move that was initiated by attacking medio Stephen Colaso who took into his stride two rival defenders and on noticing an unmarked Mefan Coutinho in an ideal position, passed the ball to him, who responded with an angular effort to beat the rival keeper Andrew Dias.
The match thereafter was almost played on even terms with both the teams trying their level best to find the mark.
Fr Agnelo Youth came up with several goal bound moves, but could not find any success, as the rival defence stood rock solid for most part of the play.
Nuvem could have buttressed their lead when medio Shubert Colaso moved deep inside the rival box, but he was dispossed in the nick of time of pulling the trigger.
It was now the turn of Fr Agnelo Youth to do the attacking and as the team pushed hard for the leveller, the Nuvem defence would not let their guard down and thwarted the dangerous forays that were made by the Paroda
The second session saw both the teams going all out for the kill, but the goal keepers on either side brought out some smart saves.
While Nuvem keeper produced three spectacular saves off Kanchan Kiro, the Fr Agnelo Youth keeper also did his job well under the bar to deny Stephen and Sanford Colaso from scoring.