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Cunchelim come back to beat Candolim



A strong second half performance by Cunchelim Sports Club saw them overturn a goal deficit and register an impressive 3-1 win over Candolim Sports Club in the GFA’s Second Division League (Bardez Zone) match played at Poriat ground, Calangute on Tuesday.

Both teams started the match on an attacking note but Cunchelim SC suffered a blow when Santosh Pawar guided the ball into his own nets in the sixth minute to give Candolim
SC a surprise 1-0

Candolim SC made the best of the gifted goal as they defended in numbers and thwarted all the pressure mounted by the Cunchelim side. The first half score remained 1-0 in favour of Candolim SC.

Crossing over, Candolim kept pressing in search of the equaliser with their defence playing constant long balls in the attacking third, giving them more advantage and they finally draw level in the 65th minute through Mahableshwar Thanekar.

Once on equal terms, Cunchelim had the upper hand as they dictated the play. Ganesh Poojar then gave them the lead in the 74th minute before netting his double in the second half second half injury time.


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