Dicarpale: Verna SC entered the quarterfinals of Our Lady of Fatima Cup football tournament defeating Maina SC 3-1 played at panchayat grounds, Dicarpale on Wednesday.
Verna SC scored through Frazer Rodrigues (5th minute), Frazer D’Costa (10th minute) and Joshua Fernandes(63rd minute). Maina SC pulled a goal back through Aleeward Mascarenhas in the 25th minute.
Verna SC who dominated both the sessions of play looked hungry for goals but somehow their shots sailed over the bar in at least four counts. Had all the tries of Verna team entered the nets, the scoreline would have been much higher.
Maina SC looked like a depleted lot and did not find the services of their best players. As such the proceedings looked rather dull and one sided.
Only Manuel Castanha along with Leeward Mascarenhas were seen putting in their best efforts for Maina SC team but
they did not receive suffient support from the other team mates. On the otherhand, Verna SC who worked in complete unison with each other, gave in their best and scored with the chances that came their way, though some shots
were wide off the mark. Jaison Moniz, Christo D’Mello, Noel D’Silva and Brian Costa impressed for Verna S C. Their keeper Francis Fernandes proved to be a good pair of hands under the bar.