FC Goa to meet Minerva Punjab in Elite League semis
FATORDA: Minerva Punjab FC and Aizawl FC completed the semifinal lineup of Hero Elite League after registering wins in their respective quarterfinal matches played at Don Bosco ground, Fatorda on Sunday. The day’s first quarterfinal saw Minerva Punjab secure passage into the semis, after a penalty shootout victory against Mohun Bagan. The teams were locked at 1-1 after extra time but it was the Punjab side that held its nerve in the tie-breaker, which ended 6-5 in their favour. In the last quarterfinal, Aizawl FC recorded a 1-0 win over Chennaiyin FC as R Lalthanmawia scored the only goal in the 16th minute. The semifinals will be held on Wednesday, February 6 where FC Goa will take on Minerva Punjab at 9 am while FC Pune City will clash with Aizawl FC at 3 pm.
Ashutosh, Leena, Sandhya win championship titles
PANAJI: In Indian Masters (Veteran) Nationals Badminton being held at Peddem, Ashutosh and Leena Pednekar, and duo Sandhya along with Aditi Rode of Maharashtra have won the tournament in their respective categories. Sandhya was runners up in the 35+ singles category where she went down to Parul Rawat 21-23, 9-21. Ashutosh partnered Naheed Divecha to beat Sanjay Moolur and Shalini Shetty 21-18, 21-19 and lift the mixed doubles title. Leena Pednekar on the other hand won the gold after she downed Pooja Mehta 21-16, 21-13.
Dicarpale enter Guirdolim semis
CHANDOR: Dicarpale Sports Club scored a 3-2 victory via tie breaker over Fr Agnelo Youth Sports Club, Paroda to move to the semi-finals of the 15th all Goa Guirdolim Panchayat Cup, organised by Guirdolim Club and played at Chandor church ground, on Sunday. The match ended goalless and headed into a tie breaker where, Rayan Furtado, Paxton Gomes and Avin Vales were on target for Dicarpale SC while only Pascoal Fernandes found the mark from the spot for Paroda.
Goa Professional League: Calangute Association V Velsao Sports and Cultural Club, Duler, 3.45 pm
GFA U-16 League (North): Dempo Sports Club V Don Bosco Oratory Sports & Cultural Youth Club, Panjim, Ella, 4.00 pm; SAI STC V Goan Football Club, Taleigao, 4.00 pm; Sesa Football Academy V Goa Velha SC at Sirsaim, 4.00 pm
Guirdolim Panchayat Cup: Rossman Cruz Nagoa SC V Guirdolim Club, at Chandor Church ground, at 4.30 pm