The Salgaocar FC Under-15s were defeated by SAI Guwahati in their U15 I-league final round fixture held at Nagoa Ground in Goa. A brace from Bishnu Bordoloi which included a penalty in the 73rd minute and another goal netted in the 80th minute outdid a valiant Greens side.
The first-half kicked off with both sides on the front foot. The Salgaocar lads gained momentum via Ribhav Sardessai on multiple occasions but failed to capitalise. SAI had their closest attempt in the 14th minute via striker Bishnu as his attempt almost entered the net however Salgaocar custodian Antonio D’Silva did well to keep it out. The Greens came close to open the proceedings on 2 occasions in the 1st half. In the 33rd minute Ribhav stood over a free-kick which he sent into the opponent box but was headed just wide of the far post. The midfielder made another attempt as he took possession of the ball & got past the Guwahati defence to enter the box & back passed it to Levy Pereira who shot the ball out. The first half ended a goalless affair at the stroke of half-time.
The Second half saw the Greens run out of steam as the SAI players were able to get the better of their defensive line on multiple occasions & mounted the pressure. As a result Salgaocar conceded a penalty which taken by Bishnu sent in a powerful strike leaving custodian Antonio disappointed who although dived in the correct direction was not able to keep out. The SAI striker’s 2nd of the evening came as a result of a well-timed pass from Subham Chetry which the former made no mistake of as he sent it to the back of the net. The game came to an end as worn out Green’s side held the Guwahati outfit to 2-0.