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Navelim Villagers ease into semis

Dicarpale: Climax Lawrence, Langston Luis and Travis Souza scored a goal each as Navelim Villagers Union beat Ugem Rising Club 3-1 to seal their place in the semifinals of Our Lady of Fatima Cup football tournament, at panchayat grounds, Dicarpale on Thursday.

Navelim Villagers shot into the lead as early as the 2nd minute when former India international Climax Lawrence after accepting a through pass from the right flank lost no time in banging the ball to the far corner of the rival nets, beating Ugem Rising keeper Jerico D’Costa.

Goaded by the early success, Navelim Villagers began raiding the rival territory and inflated their lead in the 11th minute through Langston Luis who scored with an angular effort.

Navelim Villagers kept attacking the rival citadel relentlessly and scored their third goal through Tavis Souza in the 25th minute, as they broke for the lemon break with a three-goal cushion.

Crossing over, Ugem Rising regrouped well and began pressing hard for a goal and as the match entered in the 52nd minute they pulled a goal back through Lawrence Fernandes.

Navelim Villagers Union then became more cautious and played a defensive game as they hardly allowed Ugem Rising take any liberty in their

territory.

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