Joseph Pereira scored a fine brace as Velsao Sports and Cultural Club recorded an impressive 5-1 win over Panjim Footballers in a Goa Professional League match played at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Wednesday.
Velsao SCC recorded their first three points of the season while Panjim are still looking for their maximum points.
Joseph scored the first in the fourth minutes of play before Josley Moniz doubled the tally in the 39th minute.
Panjim Footballers scored through Sneden Rodrigues in the 42nd minute but Velsao SCC further inflated their lead in the first half added time through Sushant Borkar.
Crossing over, both the teams began on equal footings but despite working tirelessly Panjim Footballers couldn’t find the much needed goals as the star player Sneden lacked support from his teammates. At the other end, Velsao SCC scored two more goals in the final ten minutes of the match through Joseph Pereira and Manjunath Rathod.
Meanwhile at Signals ground, Vasco Sports Club and Corps of Signals played out a 1-1 draw in an intense battle which saw two of Corps of Signals players receive marching orders for violent conduct.
Playing at their fortress, Corps of Signals had the upper-hand in the match in the early stages of the game and soon they converted the dominance into the lead in the 19th minute through Lalrellaktam Singh.
However, Inacio Colaco scored the leveller at the half-hour mark to make it also square.
The match turned out to be more physical in the second half tackles flying in from both the teams. Referee had a busy day out controlling the game. But matters went out of hand in the injury time when Myron was tackled by Corps of Signals players, which saw the officials and players of Signals from the bench getting involved in a brawl on the field. The referee had to show direct red to two of Corps of Signals players – substitute keeper Vikramjit Singh and on field player Chand Singh. Myron also went into the referee’s books.
(Goa Football Association)