Hero U18 Youth League: FC Goa claims a convincing 2-0 win over Dempo SC


 Young Gaurs claim third win six games 

Goa Khabar : Two goals on either side of half time helped FC Goa secure a 2-0 victory over Dempo SC at the Utorda Panchayat Ground in Goa. Sweden Fernandes and Meuton Fernandes were on the mark for the Gaurs.

FC Goa was the aggressor in the first half, dominating possession for the most part. The Gaurs tested the goal with a shot from Brison Fernandes in the 4th minute of the game. That attempt, however, was straight on goal and made for a comfortable save for Wellyster Mendes in the Dempo goal.

Wellyster wouldn’t have it so easy a few minutes later. A beautifully weighted ball from Brison Fernandes in the 19th minute sliced open the Dempo defence, playing in Meuton. The young forward made no mistake in slotting the ball into the back of the net, lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper.

The second forty-five saw both sides going hammer and tongs at each other’s defence. The contest started to become feisty towards the later part of the half, however, the Gaurs’ nerves were calmed down thanks to a brilliant goal from Sweden on the 79-minute mark.

The winger controlled the ball near the centre line on the right hand side of the field, held off the attention of a couple of defender before going on a breath-taking run. The youngster rocketed down the right wing before cutting back and slaloming through the Dempo backline. Having left four defenders for dead, Sweden showed maturity beyond his years to keep his composure and caress the ball beyond the keeper and into the net.

The win, FC Goa’s third, helps the Gaurs to 11 points after 6 games. They remain 3rd in the table for the Goa region with Salgaocar and Sporting Clube de Goa above them.

The young Gaurs will have a chance to overtake Sporting when they meet in their next game on 11th December.