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Dempo SC humble Salgaocar FC in GFA U-16 play-offs

Dempo Sports Club eased their way past Salgaocar Football Club with a comprehensive 5-1win in Goa Football Association U-16 League Play-offs match held at Dempo Academy ground, on Wednesday.

The young Eagles dictated the play from the first whistle and nearly missed a chance to take the lead in the 15th minute when Velancio Rodrigues took on two defenders but the lad failed to put the ball past the keeper.

After much probing, the young Dempo side broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute through Shreyash Naik, who on receiving a pass from midfielder Shreyash Naik, covered some ground before rounding off the keeper, 1-0. The winners led 1-0 at the break.

The second half started on a cautious note as both the teams played more of possession game. However, Dempo SC doubled the account at the hour mark from a counter when

Dwayne Neto played though ball to Sherwin Abranches and the lad ran down the flank before crossing the ball to Velanco Rodrigues who made no mistake to make it 2-0.

Borges managed to pull a goal back for the young Green Brigade from the spot kick. Dempo SC defender Rajan Kumar brought down Borges in the box and the referee made no hesitation to put to the dreaded spot.

Reducing the deficit, it looked like Salgaocar FC would soon make it all square but their hopes were dented when Sheldon Fernandes scored team’s third he met Venancio Rodrigues’ cross.

In the 77th minute, Shameek Vas played a cross to Sheldon Fernandes and the latter guided the ball past the helpless keeper. Sheldon completed his brace in the extra time. However, there was still time for the fifth as Shameek Vas played one-two with Necio Fernandes before playing to Shivam Pandey who scored the 5th goal for his team to record a comfortable 5-1 win.