CALANGUTE: St Cruz SC Cavelossim registered a 2-0 win over Calangute Association SC in the tenth round match of the Goa Pro-League, at Poriat grounds, Calangute on Monday. In their away outing, Calangute had got the better of Cavelossim by an odd goal in three margins, at Duler grounds.
After Monday’s win, Cavelossim climbed up to 13 points, while Calangute stay on 12 points.
The large Calangute supporters returned home disappointed as Cavelossim struck a goal in each session of play through Melwin Fernandes and Marcus Fernandes.
It was a bright start for the visiting Cavelossim that surged ahead in the very 9th minute of play, as Melwin Fernandes controlled a long ball from Joshuah Vaz and on seeing the keeper Jason D’Mello out of position, delightfully chipped it into the goal, 1-0.
Calangute had just one good attempt at the rival goal but Latesh Mandrekar failed to direct his shot at the goal from outside the penalty box.
Cavelossim should have further increased their lead in the injury time of the first session. Rayman Fernandes failed to get the better of keeper Jason D’Mello in one-on-one situation after receiving a fine through pass from Joshuah.
In the very 2nd minute on crossing over, Cavelossim doubled their lead as Melwin Fernandes getting hold of a ball flashed it to an unmarked substitute Marcus Fernandes in the left flank, who darted inside the danger zone and finished with a superb placement leaving keeper Jason rooted to the ground, 2-0.
Calangute had two glorious chances to get back into the match. In the 49th minute, George D’Souza free-kick was parried for a corner by keeper Ram Sroop.
Minutes later, Pedro Gonsalves chested the free-kick from George and drilled a hot blooded shot from close which was brilliantly blocked by the keeper.
Another golden chance for the Bardez side was squandered in the 72nd minute, where Nigerian Felix Chidi Odili back healed the ball to Pedro Gonsalves who drove a scorching right footer, which saw the keeper fling to his right to bring a breathtaking block where the ball travelled to unmarked Fulganco Cardozo, who blasted it over the post.
In a counter attack, Melwin Fernandes was in possession of the ball right inside the penalty box, but before he could aim at the goal, Calangute’s Caitano Viegas cleared the ball for a corner.