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Sporting down Churchill 2-0 in U-20 TACA Goa

Goa: Sporting opened their U-20 TACA Goa campaign with a comfortable 2 – 0 win against Churchill Bros at Duler Stadium, Mapusa on Thursday. Daryl Costa (73’) & Harshad Naik (88’ P) got on the score-sheet for the young Flaming Oranje.

Sporting choose a 4-4-2 formation with Daryal Costa and Perryson Fernandes in the front. Churchill were the first to get some goal mouth action in the 13th minute when Leander D’Cunha and Sandeep Subba got back to back  shots which were judged well by the Sporting keeper Sherwin Da Cunha. For the larger part of first half both teams restricted the play in the mid field. It was in the final quarter Sporting exploited the gaps in Churchill defense and intensified their attack. Harshad Naik and Daryal Costa combined well to create some good moves. Sporting’s first real opportunity came late in the 38th minute when they won a free kick and missed our marginally. Following this Daryl Costa made a good run on the right to set up Perryson but the latter failed to capitalize. In the 42nd minute Harshad made a brilliant run taking on two defenders but placed the shot straight to keeper. The game stayed goalless at the break.

The second half started on a cautious note and lacked any real action until the 58th minute when Leander of Churchill received his marching orders for his second bookable offense. With the one man advantage Sporting went full throttle trying to find the opening goal. In the 63 minute Sporting’s Shawn Noronha almost headed one in when he latched on to a well directed corner from the left, but the ball went out brushing the post. Soon in the 65th minute Daryl served a ball on the platter for Snedden Fernandes who shot straight into the keepers hands. The decisive goal finally came in the 73rd minute when Aliston Camotio gave a promising pass to Daryl who was having an exceptional day on the field; the latter rushed forward beating the offside trap and chipped the keeper to score a wonderful goal putting Sporting in the drivers’ seat. In less than 5 minutes Aliston once again sent in a lethal pass but failed to find an Orange shirt at the end of it. Towards the final minutes Churchill defender Joel Fernandes got down Snedden in the box, the resulting penalty was calmly converted by Harshad putting end to any fightback by Churchill and ensuring the full 3 points for Sporting. Speaking about the victory Sporting coach Savio Vaz said “The first match is always important, this win will definitely be a good motivation for the boys and am sure they will keep improving in the upcoming matches.”

Durand Cup: Sporting demolish Minerva; keeps semifinal hopes alive

SCG Press release

New Delhi: Sporting Clube de Goa put up a brilliant performance to stay alive in the Durnad Cup 2016 as they thrashed Minerva Academy 5 – 0 in their last group stage match here at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi. Glan Martins (14’) opened the score board for Sporting while Cajetan Fernandes (19’), George D’Souza (73’), Alber Gonsalves (90’+3) and Marcus Mascarenhas (90’+6) got on the score sheet for the Goan side.

Sporting Clube de Goa produced yet another clinical first half performance with some quick attacking football. Gaffer Mateus Costa made two changes to the previous side that beat Gangtok, Alber Gonsalves came in place of Victorino Fernandes while George D’Souza came in place of Ponif Vaz who was down with fever. Costa adopted the 4-2-3-1 formation with Marcus Mascarenhas leading the attack. Sporting started off well as Ganesh Thakur and Marcus made some good moves early in the match. The show stopper was Glan Martins 14th minute thunderbolt from about 22 yards off. Alber Gonsalves sighted Martins with some room to shoot and send in a low cross towards him. Glan Martins charged forward and struck it perfectly to land it in the top right corner of the nets. Soon in the 19th minute Cajetan Fernandes doubled the lead with a brilliant free kick from the edge of the box placing it well at the corner giving the Minerva keeper no chance to react. After this Minerva tried getting back in the game as Manandeep Singh and Jaison Vales created some good moves among themselves but failed to break down the Sporting defense. The Sporting keeper Ravi Kumar had an exceptional day in between the sticks. The score stayed 2 – 0 at the half time.

The second half saw both sides going for the goal right from the kick off. Minerva players gave in their best but couldn’t get past the experienced back four of Sporting. In the 73rd minute Sporting won a free kick close to the centre line, George D’Souza who took an aim at the goal and managed to beat the keeper making it 3 – 0 in favour of Sporting. Minerva forward Manandeep Singh tried hard but couldn’t produce the match changing performance. Sporting added two more in the injury time when Alber managed to head in a George free kick while Quan Gomes set up Marcus with a brilliant cross making it 5 – 0 in favour of Sporting. With this win Sporting climb to 2ndposition in Group A with 7 points and a healthy goal difference of +7 but will have to wait for a favourable result (i.e. Draw) of the match between Army Green & Gangtok Himalayan which will be held on 7th Sept (Wednesday) to confirm their semi-final breath.


GOA: Sporting Clube De Goa demolished Churchill Bros SC 4 -0 in their opening match at Duler Football Stadium on Tuesday evening. Sporting completely outplayed the Red Machines in every department. The latter not even managing one single shot on target. Basant Rai of Churchill opened the score line for Sporting with an own goal in the 24th minute, while Cajetan Fernandes (41’) Glan Martins (63’) & Victorino Fernandes (74’) got on the score sheet for Sporting.

The initial quarter saw a fairly balanced play with both managing a handful of half chances at either ends. It was Sporting who went full throttle as their attack line consisting of Victorino, Glan & Quan Gomes toyed with the clueless Churchill defense. It was in the 24thminute that a heavy clearance from Loveday Eninnaya found Victorino at the front who pushed for the goal, however the Churchill defender Basant Rai made a dash clearing the ball into his own nets. After this it was all Sporting, Churchill Bros defenders found it hard to contain Victorino’s pace which allowed Quan and Glan to operate smoothly in the mid creating numerous chances. In the 41st minute Sporting won a free kick about 35 yards off the nets, Cajetan Fernandes stood up and slotted the ball into the top right corner giving the keeper no chance. The score stayed 2 – 0 in favour of Sporting at the half time.

Crossing over Sporting picked up where they left off. Gaffer Mateus Costa introduced Seriton Fernandes which proved to be effective as the winger combined with Victorino well while Churchill defense found it further hard to contain Sporting’s pace. In the 63rd minute Glan Martins latched on to a loose ball in a thickly populated box to beat his marker and drill in a powerful shot making it 3-0. Gaffer Costa quickly got Martins out and introduced Ganesh Thakur who set up Victorino for a photo finish serving the ball right into the slot for the latter to make it 4 -0 in the 74th minute. The final quarter saw Sporting seal off the defense giving very little room for Churchill Bros forwards to operate. With this win Sporting climb on top of the Goa Pro League table with a healthy goal difference.

A jubilant Mateus Costa said “We needed this kind of a start, it’s good to see the boys play with confidence. We stuck to what we do in training and this is exactly the kind of result we get when that happens.”

He further said “Now we travel for the Durand Cup and we are confident we can continue this form there as well.”

SCG Press Release


The Goa Pro-League defending champions, Sporting Clube de Goa take on Salgaocar FC in the GFA’s Champions Trophy (Charity Match) tomorrow at Duler Stadium, Mapusa at 6 pm.

Speaking about his expectation from the match Sporting Gaffer Mateus Costa said “It’s always nice to start with a win, we couldn’t do that in Goa Police Cup but it will be even better to start with a trophy. We have found our rhythm in the previous match; we need to build on the same there is a lot more to do from here on.”

Speaking about the mood within the camp, Costa said “The previous win has definitely been a morale booster for us. A win in the Champions Trophy would definitely add a lot of confidence ahead of the Goa Pro League.”

Speaking about the performance of the team in Pre Season and Goa Police Cup, Costa said “Our young players have proved themselves capable and reliable for the bigger occasions. I am extremely happy with the way Brandon Gomes & Avrhishto Fernandes has shaped up; they are very young and have a lot of potential.” The gaffer also heaped praises for Quan Gomes and Victorino Fernandes who were exceptional in the previous match.

Sporting however will miss the services of an impressive Brandon & Ponif Vaz due to injuries. Gaffer Costa said “They are recovering but we would not like to exert any pressure as they are an important part of our team and we will need them for the upcoming tournaments.”

Speaking about Salgaocar FC Coach Costa said “They have a fine young side and am sure it will be a good competitive match on Sunday.”


The Salgaocar FC Head Coach Norbert Gonsalves said “We are excited and looking forward towards a good match on Sunday.”

He further added “We have a lot of new boys and we are in the preparation period. The time isn’t enough I would still say we are on the preparatory mode.”

Speaking about the squad Coach Norbert said “We have a very young side, barring a few experience players the rest are our youth team players whom we have promoted.” He added “We have the quality, our boys have proved it. All we need is some more exposure and then the boys will be all set to get the ball rolling.”

Speaking about Sporting Coach said “They are a good side and deserve respect but am sure our boys can give them a good fight.”

DSK Shivajians part company with Derrick Pereira

PUNE: DSK Shivajians FC and Coach Derrick Pereira have decided to part ways after mutually agreeing to terms.

The 54-year-old Goan was at the helm of affairs and guided DSK Shivajians in their debut season of the I-League apart from the inaugural all-India DSK Cup.

During his stint he helped the club bag the DSK Cup edging out Dempo SC in the final. Similarly, in the I-League he guided DSK Shivajians to some memorable wins over Mumbai FC and East Bengal as well as leading the team to a commanding 3–1 win over Sporting Club de Goa, which turned out to be the biggest margin of victory for the club.

DSK Shivajians President Shirish Kulkarni said; “We arrived at a consensus after a lot of thought and in the best interest of the club a collective call was made.”

“I have great respect for Derrick who has been an excellent ambassador during his stay at DSK Shivajians. We wish him well for all his success in future endeavors. We would like to thank Derrick for the time spent at the club.”

Coach Derrick added, “I am extremely proud of my time and achievements at DSK Shivajians. I would like to thank the players, staff, the management for their efforts and support. I would also want to thank the most important and fundamental part of this club, the fans. Special thanks to Mr. Shirish Kulkarni for giving me this opportunity at DSK Shivajians in what I believe has the country’s best infrastructures for the sport.”