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Navelim Villagers march into semis

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Benaulim

Navelim Villagers Union registered a convincing 3-1 win against Maina SC to enter the semifinals of 30th Super Soccer, at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Saturday.

Navelim Villagers, who dominated the proceedings, scored through Clinton Niasso (20’), Rovan Pereira (50’) and Danston Fernandes (61’) minutes of play.

Maina SC pulled a goal back through Milagres Fernandes in the 67th minute.

The midfield of Navelim Villagers Union worked like a well-oiled machine while their defence looked strong all through as they kept a tight vigil on the movements of Maina SC strikers who were left starving for most part of the play.

The defence of Maina SC looked shaky as it crashed under slightest of pressure, enabling the strikers of Navelim Villagers Union make most of the chances that came their way. The second session saw Maina SC improve their match by a few notches, particularly in the closing stages of the match, during which time the team was able to pull a goal back.

Navelim Villagers Union will now meet Sporting Club of Davorlim in the semifinals to be played on July 23.

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