Fr Agnel Multipurpose HSS, Verna, Our Lady of Succour HS, Nagoa and Government Multipurpose HSS, Borda registered wins in their respective matches of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup football tournament for boys under-17 (Salcete Zone), at artificial turf grounds, Fatorda-Margao on Wednesday.
In the first match of the day, Johann Misquita’s hat-trick helped Fr Agnel Multipurpose HSS score an easy 4-0 win against Fr Basilio Andrade Memorial HSS, Majorda. Johann found the mark in the 47th, 51st and 53rd minute, while their other goal was scored by Sidroy De Souza, who struck in the 32nd minute to give his team the lead.
The first session saw Fr Agnel Multipurpose HSS begin the match in the right earnest making right moves, but the stubborn Majorda defence stood its ground firm and did not allow the rival strikers to move in.
However, in the second session Fr Basilio Andrade Memorial HSS could not maintain their composure and succumbed to the constant pressure exerted by rival strikers, and went on conceding goals, one after another.
Ryan Cardozo, the goalkeeper of Fr Basilio Andrade HSS, exhibited some brilliant goalkeeping in the first half, but in the second half he could not replicate his first half brilliance as a result of which they conceded many goals.
In the second match, Our Lady of Succour HS, Nagoa edged past St Xavier’s HS,Velim 2-1.
Our Lady of Succour found the mark through Alan Rodrigues who took his team into the lead in the 8th minute while the other goal was scored by Yash Naik in the 48th minute.
The only goal in St Xavier’s HS favour was scored by Darshan Hattikar in the 19th minute.
In the last match of the day, Government Multipurpose HSS, Borda thrashed Government Multipurpose HS, Borda 4-0. Alent Colaco and Aman Patil scored a brace each for the winners. While Alent found the back of the rival nets in the 8th and 12th minute, Aman struck in the 15th and 50th minute.