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SOUTH GOA STARS: Players of Fr. Agnel Multipurpose HSS, Verna with team officials after winning the South Zone title of the Subroto Mukherjee U-17

Fr. Agnel HSS, Verna crowned South champions

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Fr.Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School(HSS) , Verna emerged Champions of Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football for boys under -17(Salcete Zone) defeating Our Lady of Rosary High School,Fatorda 2-0 played at artificial grounds,Fatorda on Monday.

Fr.Agnel Multipurpose HSS, Verna who controlled the proceedings in both the sessions scored through Melroy Maura (29th minute) and Johann Mesquita (50th minute).

The teams played almost on level terms in the first sessions ,though Fr.Agnel had a better say in the proceedings in this half and in the second session they scored through attacking medios Melroy and Johann who combined well with each other.

Fr. Agnel took the lead following a good build up in the middle which saw Cidroy D’Souza sending a defense splitting pass to Melroy into the box who lost no time in slamming the ball in past the bewildered Our Lady of Rosary High School,Fatorda keeper Glen Faleiro.

It was now the turn of Our Lady of Rosary HS to conduct a counter move which looked  dangerous as  fast moving Maegan Soares and Yash Pawar raced down into the rival box after exchanging good passes and then on seeing Jordan Borges unmarked ,passed the ball to him whose blistering shot was smartly collected by Fr.Agnel keeper Mackvino Colaso.

The match then rose to some dizzy heights with the ball rolling from one end to the other and a goal looked imminent with some good chances falling to both the teams, but the goalkeepers at either end showed fine reflexes.

Bekham Dias, Sidney Gaucar, Rahul S and Prasad Shinde created several forays  as they circled around the box of Fr.Agnelo team but all their moves fizzled out once inside the box due to lack of coordination in the final touch.

Fr.Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary too came up with several sorties inside the rival box but met with a lot of resistance from the rival defenders.

But suddenly, Fr.Agnel Higher Secondary created a great move in the 29th minute which culminated into a goal as the hot strike taken by Melroy Maura crashed to the far corner of Our Lady of Rosary nets.

The second session saw Fr. Agnel entering the field of play with renewed ideas as the team gelled well in all the departments, restricting their rivals into their own half for major part of the proceedings in this session.

Fr. Agnel had three good chances in this half of play ,one of which was converted into a great

goal.

Fr.Agnel’s medio Melroy moved swiftly with the ball inside the rival box and seeing Johann unmarked passed the ball to him who coolly banged it in.

As time ticked by, Our Lady of Rosary High School, Fatorda tried some long rangers which were off the mark.

In the match played for third place, St.Alex Higher Secondary School, Curtorim defeated St.Joseph’s High School,Aquem 6-5 via the tie breaker. The teams played a 3-3 draw during the regulation time.

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