Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Parish Youth of Nuvem (PYN)
[The players of Parish Youth Nuvem, winners of 37th Custodio memorial football tournament receiving the trophy from Chief Minister Mr Digamber Kamat along with South Goa MP Mr Francisco Sardinha at Raia grounds on Tuesday. Ganadeep Sheldekar]
Parish Youth of Nuvem (PYN) beat Varca in finals
Parish Youth of Nuvem edged out Varca Sports Club 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the finals of 37th Custodio memorial football tournament, organized by Raia Sporting Club at panchayat grounds, Raia on Tuesday (6/08/2008). There was no score at full time.
Both teams started off in right earnest but it was Nuvem who called the shots in the first half as tries from Richard Colaco and Daniel Colaco were fisted to safety by Varca goalie Braz Reagan Alemao.
In the 12th minute a powerful 30-yard shot by Nuvem’s Joaquim Coutinho livened up the proceedings but his terrific try was tipped over the bar by Reagan, who used his height to good effect.
The festive crowd at Raia was kept engrossed by further goal-mouth thrills from Nuvem as Daniel Colaco seemed charged up to give his team the lead. But, his efforts were nipped in the bud by Varca defender Quelon who thwarted three good charges by the rival player as he braved the slippery pitch and drizzle to offer his best.
Varca’s only possible chance in the first half came off Agnelo Rodrigues, but his header missed the target off Alzy Coutinho’s deadly cross.
In the second half, Remy Colaco was in the thick of action for Nuvem as his twin attempts whizzed past the Varca goal and his last-ditch attempt to break the deadlock off a free-kick was superbly saved by Reagan with a forward lunge.
In the tie-breaker, Nuvem scored through Daniel Colaco, Joaquim Rodrigues, Richard Colaco and Marcus Carvalho while Richard Fernandes shot over.
For Varca, Carmo Rebello, Arnald Fernandes, Quelon Alemao were on target while Elvis Fernandes and Mohammad Shaikh missed their tries.
The Chief Minister Mr Digamber Kamat and south Goa MP Mr Francisco Sardinha awarded the winners and runners-up trophies along with Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.
Following prizes were awarded: Best forward of final: Remy Colaco (PY Nuvem). Man of the match: Carmo Rebello (Varca SC). Best defender: Quelon Alemao (Varca). Best goalkeeper: Regan Alemao (Varca). 1st Scorer of final: Daniel Colaco (PY Nuvem).
The players of Parish Youth Nuvem, winners of 37th Custodio memorial football tournament receiving the trophy from Chief Minister Mr Digamber Kamat along with South Goa MP Mr Francisco Sardinha at Raia grounds on Tuesday.Ganadeep Sheldekar