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Sirin, Jolinda doubles send Rosary HS into quarters




Twin strikes from Sirin Todad and Jolinda Ferrao helped Our Lady of Rosary HS, Navelim thrash St Xavier’s HS, Velim 5-0 to enter the quarterfinals of Subroto Mukherjee Cup for Girls U-17, at Nehru stadium, Fatorda-Margao on Tuesday.

While Sirin found the mark in the 6th and 12th minute, Jolinda bulged the nets in the 30th and 38th minute. Muskan Kambli (10th minute) scored the other goal.

Our Lady of Rosary HS started the match on an attacking note and it was striker Sirin Todad who put the team into the lead following a neat cross from the left flank. Sirin made a dash for the ball and banged in to beat St Xavier’s HS keeper Sharmifa Fernandes.

Very soon there was another move which culminated into a goal as Muskan dodged two rival defenders before slamming the ball in. Sirin then completed her brace in the 12th minute with a solo

In the second session, St Xavier’s HS defended well as their defender Welcina Fernandes put up a brave front to restrict the rival strikers from finding the mark.

However, Navelim’s attacking medio Jolinda Ferrao could not be stopped from finding the mark as she bulged the nets twice, first in the 30th minute and then in the 38th minute.

In the other match of the day, Our Lady of Carmel HS, Curtorim registered a hard-fought 2-1 win against Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Convent HS, Navelim.

Melvira Fernandes and Criffa Pereira scored for Our Lady of Carmel, whereas Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Convent pulled a goal back through Jolin Pires.

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