Calangute: Prakash Rathod netted a brace as Verem United Sports and Cultural Club registered a 4-2 win against United Club of Nerul in the Goa Football Association Third Division League match played at Poriat ground, here on Monday.
Nerul were the first to go into the lead as early as the sixth minute through Yash Naik. After midfield battle in the later stages of the game, Mayolan R levelled terms for Verem United at the half hour mark. The remaining of the half saw the play being restricted to midfield as both sides played possession game.
In the second half, Verem United went all out and scored in the final quarter of the game. Prakash made it 2-1 in the 75th minute before Anthony Fernandes scored team’s third goal. Prakash completed his brace in the 90th minute. United Club of Nerul still had time to pull a goal back in the 90+3 minutes through Ajay Naik.
At Siolim ground: Holy Cross SC, Arambol beat FC Siolim 5-1. The winners led 1-0 at the breather with Prajyot Gaonkar scoring the only goal of the first session. In the second half Prajyot inflated the tally soon after resumption. HC Arambol then scored three goals in the span of seven minutes. Amit Rane, George Vaz and Arun Naik were the three goals scorers for HC Arambol while V Fernandes pulled a goal back for the losing side.
At Astro Turf ground: a strong second half fight from Parish Youth Nuvem saw them overcome Raitura Sports Club 2-1. Shawn D’Souza’s 17th minute strike out Raitura SC ahead in the game as they held on to their advantage till the hour mark.
In the second half, Bevon Colaco levelled terms for Nuvem in the 67th minute before scoring the match-winner in the 85th minute.
At Tilamola ground: Fr Agnelo Youth Sports Club registered a thumping 6-1 win against Uguem Rising Club. The winners had six different scorers as Sezvin Fernandes, Ashwan Fernandes, Platini Fernandes, Master Menezes, Savio Vales and Drenzil Vaz scored a goal each. Lawren pulled a goal back for the losing team.
At Assonora ground: Augustias SC humbled FC Sanquelim 9-1. Charnel Fernandes scored a hat-trick for the winners while Mohammed Nadaf and Rupesh Patil netted a double each for the winning team. Sachin Dongrakar and Joyston Lobo also got on the score sheet netting a goal each. For Sanquelim, Ashwin Sawal scored a consolation goal.