Dempo Sports Club were held 1-1 by Sporting Clubecde Goa in their second round match of the Hero Sub Junior League (Goa Zone) organised by All India Football Federation (AIFF) at the Dempo SC Academy ground at Ella, Old Goa on Saturday.
Dempo SC who won their first match by a solitary goal took the lead in the 13th minute when Leethan Silveira neatly connected a cross from Rabi Pun.
Both teams played cautiously but it was Sporting Clube de Goa goalkeeper Velroid Fernandes who stole the show of the evening with his good saves. Had it not been for Velroid, under the sporting horizontal, Dempo would have walked away as distinct winners.
Sporting Clube de Goa equalised in the 22nd minute when Ashwill Thomson lobbed the ball over Dempo goalkeeper Rohit Patil after having anticipated a free kick.
Though both teams have an equal share of exchanges, Dempo had the better chances to surge ahead. However, Velroid kept the opponents at bay.