The Salgaocar FC Under-18 boys went ballistic as they defeated Ave Maria AWC in the GFA U18 League held at Cansaulim. The Vasco side scored 10 goals while their opponents were able to just get 1 back from them.
The first half saw the Greens nearly get an early lead as Liston Colaco sent in a cross which Devendra Murgaonkar headed wide in the 1st minute of game-play. It wouldn’t be the same just 4 later as a corner sent into the Ave Maria box by Shane this time found the back of the net after Devendra let it fly past the custodian like a bullet. In the 12th minute of the game Shane repeated his brilliant set piece skill and this time it was Flagan Rodrigues who headed home as the score line read 2-0. The final goal of the 1st half was scored by Liston in a similar fashion off of Shane’s corner. At Lemon break the Greens sat comfortably on a lead of 3-0.
The 2nd half didn’t have much change in fate for the Ave Maria lads as they struggled to get the ball from their Salgaocar counterparts. As the pressure mounted the Greens were awarded a penalty after a defender was fouled for handling the ball which Divyansh Sudan converted as he stepped-up to the spot. As Salgaocar continued to play a their usual brand of attacking football Shane this time scored a goal as Audrich made a clever back-pass for the former to beat the Ave Maria custodian. Shane aided another goal around the hour mark as he crossed in a ball for Dylan Lourenco to make it 6-0. In the 65th minute Rolwin played a terrific through ball to Shane, who scored his brace as he completed his involvement in 6 out of the 10 goals of the day. Just 3 minutes later Liston headed 1 home after Rolwin sent in a cross to complete his brace too. Rolwin assisted in another this time as Dylan took advantage to get his name on the score-sheet. The Ave Maria lads scored their sole goal in the 73rd minute. Rolwin signed off for the evening by scoring the 10th goal from Liston’s cross.