Benauli: A hat-trick by dashing striker Albino Pereira enabled Parish Youth, Nuvem register a 3-0 win over St.Anthony’s S C, Assolda and enter the finals of 30th Super Soccer Tournament played at St.John,the Baptist grounds,Benaulim on Monday.
Parish Youth, Nuvem took the lead five minutes after the break following a breakaway move which saw Cedar Colaso sending a long pass which the rival keeper Johnson Fernandes failed to intercept and in the process lost the ball .Albino Pereira, who was lurking inside, lost no time in slamming it in.
Goaded by the success, Parish Youth Nuvem took firm control of the proceedings and as they increased the pace of the match, scored two more goals in the last two minutes of play through Albino Pereira who complete his hat-trick.
Albino blasted in following a through pass in the 68th minute to score his second goal and then completed his hat-trick of goals a minute later with an angular effort.
Both the teams had good chances in the first half , during which spell St. Anthony’s S C, Assolda could have found the mark through Vitorino Fernandes and Moises D’Sa.
While Vitorino tried a good shot midway into the first session which was easily collected by Parish Youth,Nuvem keeper Shawn Rodrigues, Moises D’Sa also saw his effort smartly blocked by the ever alert rival keeper.
Parish Youth, Nuvem who were strong in the defense never really allowed the Assolda lads to maneuver into their territory freely and keeping a constant vigil against the rival strikers, succeeded in keeping their slate clean.
Myron Pereira, Niclau Colaso and Lenin Colaso stood firm in the defense while the midfield was ably managed by Godfrey Mascarenhas and company.
On the otherhand, St.Anthony’s S C defense looked vulnerable while the midfield lacked consistency and cohesiveness in getting the ball forward.
All their hard efforts paid rich dividends in the second session culminating into goals in which Albino Pereira emerged as the darling of the spectators.