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FC Goa down Velsao SCC

Navelim: FC Goa rode on a fine brace by Doyal Alves to score a comfortable 5-1 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association’s Goa Professional League match played at Rosary ground, Navelim, on Sunday.

Christy Davis (4’), Hayden Fernandes (43’) and a Sadik Shaikh (84’) own goal helped FC Goa score five goals. Shubham Rao Dessai (9’) got on the score sheet for Velsao SCC.

The young Gaurs now have 30 points from 17 matches while stay on 11th position with 15 points from 19 games.

FC Goa scored the first goal in the 4th minute through Christy Davis, which was soon cancelled out by Velsao SCC’s Shubham Rao Dessai in the eighth minute.

The later part of the match saw both the sides play end to end battle, but the goal eluded them. However, in the 38th minute, FC Goa U-20 Doyal Alves scored his first goal of his GPL campaign to regain their lead.

In the 40th minute, Velsao SCC conceded a penalty when their defender brought down FC Goa’s Nestor Dias in the box. Hayden Fernandes stepped over and coolly scored past the Velsao keeper Presley Mascarenhas, 3-1.

The half time score read 3-1 in favour of the Gaurs.

In the second half, FC Goa continued from where they had left from and in the 73rd minute Doyal bagged his second of the evening when he guided the ball at the back of the net.

Things got from bad to worse for Velsao as they conceded their fifth goal in the 84th minute when Sadiq guided the ball into his own net.

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