AMBELIM: Liston Colaco scored two and that helped Salgaocar FC end up scoring four against Guardian Angel SC in the GFA Professional match played at Ambelim grounds on Monday.
Salgaocar FC need to thank Liston Colaco for lighting the evening with some good display of football that saw the lads from Vasco leave the boys from Curchorem without a halo.
Liston Colaso scored in the 50th and 66th minute and almost registered a hat-trick. However, his well taken powerful shot flew over the bar. The other goals for Salgaocar FC were scored by overlapping defender Keita Boubacar who provided the lead in the very 9th minute of play and defender Balwinder Singh(48th minute).
The teams matched each other evenly in the first half . Salgacoar did enjoy certain moments of territorial advantage but the lads from Guardian Angel came up with sudden counter forays but they lacked finishing abilities.
In the second session, however ,Guardian Angel SC could do little to stop Salgacoar FC from scoring three more goals.
Guardian Agnel SC had a glorious chance to level the score in the first session of play when substitute Lavino Fernandes had a glaring chance but somehow the striker could not get his act together to beat the Salgacoar FC keeper Bruno Colaco.
Salgaocar went into the lead following a flag kick which was smartly floated by medio James Fernandes into the six yard box where Keita Boubacar headed in powerfully to beat Guardian Angel SC keeper Ram Sroop.
Thereafter, the proceedings began to be played on level terms, with the ball swinging from one end to the other and it appeared that Guardian Angel would put up a brave fight, but that had not to be as in the second session,their midfield lacked cohesion and as such there were hardly any visible moves that the Guardian Agnel SC team created to find the mark.
On the otherhand, the Salgaocar FC midfielded always worked in tandem with each other and spread the ball well to split the Guardian Angel SC defense.
Salgacoar made it 2-0 in their favour once again through a flag kick which went to defender Balwinder Singh whose effort rolled into the goal. Liston used power and precision in his shots at goal.