Under-19 I-League: Salgaocar register narrow win against Sporting de Goa
Salgaocar FC narrowly overcame Sporting Clube de Goa by a solitary goal in the Under-19 I-League at the Don Bosco ground in Panjim on Monday. Salgaocar led 1-0 at the interval and raced into the lead as early as the seventh minute, when a free-kick rebounded off the Sporting Goa wall and fell into the path of Naro Hari Shreshta who guided his shot in between a crowded box of players which nestled into the bottom corner.
Just before the lemon break, Sporting Goa had a superb chance to level when James Fernandes' shot was parried away by the Salgaocar goalkeeper, with the ball falling to the Sporting Goa Captain Ganesh Thakur, who relayed it back into the path of James but his second attempt was cleared off the goal line.
Post resumption, Sporting Goa had another great attempt to level when Shawyn Fernandes' teasing stiff grounder from the edge of the box had the Salgaocar custodian at full stretch to parcel the ball for a corner.