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DBO Fatorda enter final with a bang

Cuncolim: Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda entered the finals of Rising Cup 2018 football tournament defeating Wilred Leisure SC 4-1 played at Cuncolim grounds on Sunday.

The much hyped semifinals match which was supposed to be a close contest proved to be almost a one side affair as Don Bosco who were a determined lot played an attacking game throughout the proceedings.

Don Bosco went into the lead following a build up on the left flank, which saw attacking medio Francisco Andrade collecting a neat through pass from Joel Colaso and after taking two steps forward banged the ball to the far corner of Wilred Leisure S C nets, giving no chance at all to keeper Johnson Bhaghat.

Wilred Leisure thereafter regrouped for the next 14 minutes during which they had two glorious chances to find the mark, but their strikers Nelister and Josley could not get their act together to beat Don Boscor Oratory keeper Karol Soares from close distance.

Don Bosco thereafter produced another great move in the 30th minute which culminated into a goal. This time, it was medio Francisco Andrade who dashed for the ball on the right flank and on entering the box, passed the ball to Naciel Pinto

whose angular effort bulged the nets to buttress their lead.

The second session saw Don Bosco Oratory improving their match by a few notches during which time, Francisco Andrade and Naciel Pinto missed three chances each from close distance.

Naciel Pinto thereafter was replaced and Hanslon Furtado came in his place in the striking line up who scored a brace in great fashion.

It was in the 55th minute that Hanslon Furtado was in the thick of action when he dodged two rival defenders after receiving a pass near the top of the box and noticing the rival keeper Johnson Bhaghat moving forward chipped the ball over his head to score a stunning goal.

Wilred Leisure counter attacked and their efforts of finding the mark finally bore fruit when striker Veron Fernandes managed to beat the Don Bosco Oratory keeper Karol Soares when Navil Fernandes floated the ball to him off a flag kick. Veron controlled the ball well and then shot in. This came in the 58th minute.

Hanslon Furtado thereafter completed his brace in the 62nd minute when Joel Colaso made a neat pass to him from the right. Hanslon entered the box and on receiving the pass, banged it passed the bewildered Wilred Leisure keeper Johnson Bhahgat.

Wilred Leisure, who tried to come back into the game, could not find the mark as most of their passes were erratic. Their strikers failed to read the ball well and their midfield and the defence too could not play a cohesive game. Wilred’s defence in particular cracked under slightest of pressure, making it easy for Don Bosco Oratory to run riot and score at ease.

Don Bosoco Oratory’s Joel Colaso won the man-of-the-match award for the day.

Don Bosco now meet Ambelim SC in the final to be played on Sept 16.

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