9/11/2018 10:53:10 PM (GMT+3)

Sporting Clube beat Salgaocar to advance into AWES Cup final

Sporting Clube beat Salgaocar to advance into AWES Cup final

MARGAO, Goa: Goa Pro league winners Sporting Clube de Goa knocked out defending champions Dempo Sports Club 8-7 via sudden death tie-breaker in the AWES Cup semifinal here at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Tuesday.

The tournament is organized by the Association for the Wellbeing of Elder Sportspersons in collaboration with Sports Authority of Goa (SAG).

The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time after Dempo took the lead in 54th minute through Jessel Carneiro, but Brandon Gomes equalised three minutes later for Sporting.

In the tie-breaker that followed, Sporting Clube missed the first penalty taken by Alesh Sawant but converted the next seven through Cajetan Fernandes, Marcus Mascarenhas, Ganesh Thakur, Clive Miranda, Brandon Gomes, Assumption Soares and captain Victorino Fernandes.

Dempo were in an advantageous position, first taking the lead in  normal time and then in the tiebreaker when Velito D’Cruz and Suraj Hadkonkar converted the first two shots. Naveen Mendes missed the third while Jessel Carneiro, Chatur Naik, Joaquim Abranches, Olan Chandran all converted, Mario Mascarenhas missed the eighth.

Sporting will meet the winners of the second semifinal between ONGC (Mumbai) and Salgaocar FC for the final on Saturday.

Tomorrow's Match: ONGC vs Salgaocar FC, 4pm, Tilak Maidan.