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Navelim edge DBO, emerge champs

Utorda: Navelim Sporting club beat Don Bosco Oratory Fatorda through tie-breaker 5-4 and clinched the 27th Lourdes Football festival tournament title, organised by United Club of Utorda played at Utorda SAG ground on Sunday. The teams played a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Both teams dished out good soccer skills. In the 37th minute Navelim Sporting striker Avlon Gomes shot just over crossbar. While Fatorda’s Francis Andrade had a golden opportunity at a close range with only Goalkeeper at his


In the 57tn minute Navelim Sporting took lead through Sydney Colaco while in dying minutes Fatorda equilised through Clifford Noronha.

Chief guest Mahesh Rivonkar, Stadium manager PJN, SAG, gave away the prizes in presence of Menino Da Cruz Councillor of PMC Panaji, special invitee Flavia Noronha, Anthony LC Fernandes, President of UC Utorda.

The winner’s took away a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 40,000, While runner-up took away trophy and a cash prize of Rs 30,000. The following individual awards were presented in the finals. First Scorer: Sidney Colaco (Navelim Sporting); Best Goalkeeper: Selwin Gomes (Navelim Sporting); Best Defender: Valito Miranda (Don Bosco Oratory Fatorda); Best Half: Clifford Noronha (Don Bosco oratory); Best forward: Joel Colaco (Don Bosco Fatorda).

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