Salgaocar FC fight back to beat Velsao SCC
Salgaocar Football Club carved out a stupendous 4-3 win against Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in an exciting match of GFA Professional Football League match played at SAG grounds, Utorda on Tuesday.
Salgaocar FC scored through Samuel Costa (31st minute) Devendra Murgaocar (39th minute), Denil Rebello (80th minute) and Andrus John (90th minute), while Velsao Sports and Cultural Club found the mark thorugh Jesloy Moniz (11th minute), Laiwang Bohham (53rd minute) and Joseph Pereira (72nd minute).
It was Velsao Sports and Cultural Club team that took the lead – following a defensive lapse in the Salgaocar F C team – and Velsao striker Josloy Moniz, who got possession of the ball after remaining unmarked, had no difficulty in beating the Salgaocar keeper Jason D’Mello.
Salgaocar FC began to control the proceedings and had numerous scoring chances, but somehow Andrus John and Devendra Murgaonkar could not find the mark, even though they gelled well with each other and had a great game throughout the proceedings.
Salgaocar continued attacking and within a period of going into the arrears had three clear chances but on all these occasions Andrus and Devendra failed to find the mark from close.
After stitching some brilliant moves, Salgacoar FC leveled the score through medio Samuel who on receiving and brilliant through pass banged the ball in past the bewildered Velsao keeper Presley Mascarenhas.
Salgaocar then shifted into top gear and went a goal up following a nice build up from the middle and striker Devendra who got possession of the ball, beautifully tapped it in.
Velsao Sports and Cultural Club created a few ripples as the team galvanised well and created scoring opportunities.
Substitute Laiwang Bohham, who dazzled for Velsao Sports and Cultural Club, levelled the score from the penalty after the referee pointed to the dreaded spot when the ball accidentally hit the hand of a Salgacoar FC defender.
Goaded by this success, Velsao scored their third goal to stun the Salgacoar FC when striker Joseph Pereira found the
Salgaocar FC would not give up and created some dangerous forays, one of which culminated into a goal to come on level terms 3-3 through and brilliant strike by Denil Rebello.
As the match neared its end, Salgaocar FC scored the match winner in the 90th minute when Andrus John found the mark.