Fr Agnelo Youth SC, Paroda entered the semifinals of Nuvem Parish Cup Football Tournament defeating CAC, Cansaulim 3-2 in a pulsating quarterfinals match played at church grounds, Nuvem on Friday.
Fr Agnelo Youth SC scored through Manish Oliveira in the 13th minute to go into the lead and then Jaison Dias scored a brace, finding the mark in the 27th and 49th minute.
CAC, Cansaulim pulled two goals back through Jossito Dias (20th minute) and Chedwick Furtado (29th minute). The first half was evenly contested with the teams sharing two goals each.
Fr Agnelo who started the match in an impressive fashion surged ahead early on when striker Manish Oliveira dodged two rival defenders before slamming the ball past the CAC, Cansaulim keeper Alison Soares.
Not to be outdone, CAC, Cansaulim then launched attack and their efforts paid off when Jossito Dias levelled after receiving a neat pass from the right flank to beat Fr Agnelo YSC keeper Melvino Lima.
The match then continued at a hot pace with both the teams having equal scoring opportunities.
Both the goal keepers at either end were kept busy with shots coming to them constantly in the first session.
Fr Agnelo looked out for opportunities to find the mark and created some gaps in the rival defence with sharp passes and in the 27th minute they once again were ahead with a goal coming from Jaison Dias with an angular effort.
CAC, Cansaulim increased the tempo of the match with more vigour in the game and after persistent efforts made the score 2-2 with Chedwick Furtado finding the mark with a neat placement.
The second session saw Fr Agnelo having better ball possession and came close in finding the much needed goal in their favour but met with stiff resistance in the defence where in Jude Fernandes, Rochel Figueredo, Densil Soares and Melvin Gama stood firm to block all the ferocious forays that the Paroda team made.
Fr Agnelo finally broke the siege in the 49th minute of play to snatch the match winner when Jaison Dias scored his second goal for the day when he brilliantly took on the rival defence with swift foot work and found the mark.
CAC, Cansaulim went all out and camped into the Fr Agnelo
territory in an effort to restore parity but the Fr Agnelo keeper as well as
their strong defence stood firm to carry the
Fr Agnelo YSC will now meet Sporting Club of Davorlim in the semifinals scheduled to be played on Aug 28.