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DBO, Fatorda triumph after marathon tie-breaker

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Sao Jose de Areal

Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda entered the quarterfinals of Sao Jose de Areal Panchayat Cup football tournament defeating Navelim Villagers Union 10-9 via the sudden death (tie breaker) played at Padribhat grounds, Sao Jose de Areal on Friday.

Both the teams looked strong in all departments of the game and had a go at each other’s goal right from the start. However, the teams could not break the dead lock in either sessions of play due to strong defending and fine goal keeping by both the keepers at either
end.

Don Bosco’s Edgar Noronha and Roque Borges played well in the defence, hardly allowing the Navelim strikers space to maneavour inside the box.

Navelim Villagers Union did not give liberty to Don Bosco strikers inside their box where Fr Americo Rodrigues and Covan Lawrence effectively tackled the rival strikers when they came charging in.

Both teams had two chances each in the first half of play. It was Don Bosco’s Velito Miranda who was seen in the thick of action in the 15th minute but his well taken shot was easily collected by Navelim Villagers Union keeper Selvin
Gomes.

It was now the turn of Navelim Villagers Union to launch an attack in the 20th minute when Aulon Gomes looked in the clear but just before he could pull the trigger, Don Bosco Oratory’s defender Roque Borges came from nowhere to tackle Aulon and snatch the ball to safey.

The second session saw both the teams playing a cautious game in the initial stages but as the match progressed, particularly in the last fifteen minutes of play, the teams played an attacking game but without finding the mark.

Aulon Gomes tried a long shot which just missed the mark and the then Don Bosco Oratory’s striker Valito saw his effort being saved by the Navelim keeper.

In the tie-breaker, Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda proved to be the better shooters, scoring accurately through Roque Borges, Ashely Andrade, Joylex Vaz, Charlton Pereira, Alfred Noronha, Royston Colaso, Danny Dias, Edgar Noronha, Cliff Baretto and Minguel Baretto.

Navelim Villagers Union could find the mark through Mizio Peixote, Climax Lawrence, Presly Gomes, B Lobo, Aldred Fernandes, Joewin Costa, Velinton D’Silva, Fr Americo Rodrigues and Selvin Gomes.

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