Monday, May 26, 2008
Parish Youth Nuvem champions
Alvernaz & Lalush Alemao Memorial Cup
MARGAO, MAY 25 — Parish Youth Nuvem provided glimpses of planned play to record an emphatic 2-0 win over Ambelim Sports Club to lift the Alvernaz and Lalush Alemao Memorial Cup football tournament organised by Churchill Brothers in the final played at Varca Grounds on Sunday. Parish Youth were leading 1-0 at the breather..
The final was expected to provide plenty of thrills and excitement for the Sunday crowd but it turned out to be a one sided affair. The flair was missing in Ambelim sides and there were hardly any decent constructive moves.
Both the sides went on the offensive from the start and the pace was good initially. But as the match progressed, Parish Youth showed urgency and were more aggressive.
Parish Youth midfielders Daniel Colaco and Remy Colaco did a commendable job by spraying accurate passes to keep their forwards busy.
Ambelim failed to pile up the pressure that naturally suited the Nuvem lads to carry out the raids in search of goals and their efforts fetched them dividends midway in the first half when Joaquim Fernandes set piece from outside the rival box hit the Ambelim defender and eluded the rival goalkeeper to put them in front..
Parish Youth could have doubled the lead but their forwards messed after reaching the rival penalty area.
The Ambelim players after getting a pep talk from coach at the lemon break put up an improved performance on resumption immediately had two clear scoring chances to nullify the Parish youth lead but midfielders Stanley Fernandes and Percival D’Silva were the culprits muffing easy sitters.
Parish Youth continued their hunt for goals and attacked the rival citadel vigorously and Cedar Colaco ensured that the Parish Youth would go home with handsome margin when he found the target to kill the Ambelim challenge with a rasping strike.
Earlier Sporting Clube de Goa defeated Navelim Youth Eves 2-0 in an exhibition girls football match.
Parish Youth Nuvem was richer by Rs 60,000, while Ambelim Sports Club received Rs 30,000. The following prizes were awarded;
Best Defender Of The Tournament: Faisal Martins of Union of Chinchinim Villagers; Best Half Of The Tournament: Zico Fernandes of Young Strikers, Benaulim; Highest Scorer Of The Tournament: Vilroy D’Cruz of Varca Sports Club; Best Goalkeeper Of The Tournament: Reagan Alemao of Varca Sports Club; Best Midfielder Of The Final: Stanley Fernandes of Ambelim Sports Club.
Best goalkeeper of the final; Lenny of Ambelim Sports Club.
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat , who was the chief guest distributed the winner and runners up cash prizes. Speaking on the occasion, Kamat lauded the work undertaken by Churchill Brothers in promoting football in Goa and in India. He said despite being the family club, Churchill Brothers kept his name all over country and won the hearts of football lovers. Churchill Alemao proposed a vote of thanks. In all 16 teams participated in the tournament.
The members and managing committee Nuvem Kuwait Parishioners
congratulate Parish Youth Nuvem. Keep it up!