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Navelim Sporting are Lourdes Festival Soccer  champs

Margao: Navelim Sporting emerged champions of  the  23rd Lourdes Festival Football tournament defeating Sporting Club of Davorlim by a solitary goal in the finals played at SAG grounds,Utorda on Sunday. The all important goal was scored by Avlon Gomes in the 45th minute of the second session of play. Both the teams were well matched and dished out an exciting brand of soccer that kept the festival crowds in good mood throughout play. The winners ,besides claiming the glittering trophy ,were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 while the runners up had to be satisfied withe the runners up trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 30,000.The finals were largely attended.

 

Salgaocar FC Sting SAI

Margao: Goals from Aaron Barreto and Frazer Gomes in  the last ten minutes of play helped Salgaocar FC  register a  2-0 win against SAI in the AIFF under-15 Youth League football played at Assolna grounds on Saturday. Both the teams matched  each other equally in all the departments of the game and displayed  fine skills in the making of professional football players of the future. The passing of both the teams was adequate  as they spread the ball well ,all over the field,burst into speed,controlled the ball well and even excelled in anticipating the ball to take good positions. As such, both the teams found it tough to really pose danger in the box,as the defence of both the teams stood firm. However,lack of concentration by SAI defenders seemed to be their worst folly as Salgaocar FC sneaked in two goals in the last ten minutes of play. It was Aaron Barreto who found the mark in the 80th minute neatly beating the rival keeper off a cross from Frazer Gomes through an angular header and then Frazer Gomes scored a gem of a goal off a through pass from Ribhav Sardessai. Salgaocar F.C. keeper Dylon D’;’;Silva brought off some fine saves when SAI were in the attack for a while in both the sessions of play.

 

Around 50 kids participate in Tri kids

PANAJI: Around fifty children between the ages of 6to 15 years participated in the  first triathlon for children, Tri Kids Goa 2015. The winners per category were:Under 9-  John Willcocks;Kyle Gaspar and  Hunter Cabral: Under 11- Akshat Jain;Shivshak Naik and Arthan Bortamuly:Under 14- Arthav Desai; Johann Pintoand Varun Jadhav :Under 16- Kalash Divkar; Marushka de Olivera and  Avani Khedekar.

 

Unity HS, Valpoi win two titles

VALPOI:  Unity High school, Valpoi emerged champions in the  U-14 boys and girls Taluka level Inter-school Throwball Championship organised by  Directorate of sports and Youth Affairs (DSYA )at Valpoi.The  boys team defeated the  team from GHS, Thane while the girls team defeated girls team from GHS Bhuipal.

 

FIXTURES: GFA 3rd Division League:Young Humorists v/s Cortalim Villagers, Chicalim, 4pm; Goan Warriors v/s Milagres S.C, Duler, 4pm; Sirsaim S & Cult C v/s Sinquerim S.C, Nachinola,4p.m; A.B.C Arambol v/s Chapora Y.S, Chapora, 4pm.

GFA U-14 League: Verna S.C v/s C.A.C Cansaulim, Cansaulim, 8.30am;Young Strikers C v/s Baina S.C, Cansaulim, 8.30am;Arpora S.C v/s Kelbai S.C, Siolim, 8.30am;St. Christopher v/s Dunes S.C, Siolim, 4.15pm.

Fr.Basilio Andrade Memorial Football: Navelim Sporting  v/s Ugem Rising , Mussson grounds,Majorda , 4.30.p.m.

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