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Salgaocar Legends beat Navelim Veterans in friendly match

The Salgaocar FC Legends team after the exhibition match. (Photo courtesy: Salgaocar FC)
The Salgaocar FC Legends team after the exhibition match. Photo courtesy: Salgaocar FC

Salgaocar FC Legends beat Navelim Veterans 5-2 in a star-studded Exhibition Match played at Rosary Grounds in Navelim on Monday, December 30.

The annual fiesta match was attended by a large number of enthusiastic spectators.

Alex Ambrose scored a hattrick scoring his first goal in the very first minute of the match while Shanmugam Venkatesh and Gasper Crasto also scored goals for the Salgaocar Legends.

Dennis Cabral and Sukhdev Arwade reduced the margin for Navelim Veterans.

Fr. Arlino D’Mello, parish priest of Our Lady of Rosary Church was chief guest and spoke on the ocassion.

Succor Coutinho was guest of honour while former Orkay and Vasco SC legend Bernard Pereira was a special invitee.

Avertano Furtado, Brahmanand and Bruno Coutinho spoke during the prize distribution ceremony. Alex Ambrose was awarded man of the match trophy while Brahmanand got the best goalkeeper award and Gasper Crasto compered the function with expert comments by Franky Mendonsa.

Fr. Americo Rodrigues proposed a vote of thanks.

The Salgaocar Legends comprised of Brahmanand Sankwalkar, Franky Barretto (captain), Roberto Fernandes, Derrick Pereira, Nelson Landez, Covan Laurence, Mariano Dias, Shanmugam Venkatesh, Remmie Colaco, Alex Ambrose, Vishant Pednecar, Gasper Crasto, and Bruno Coutinho.

The Navelim Veterans consisted of Avertano Furtado, Donald Rebello, Vincent Colaco, Claudio, Jerry Fernandes, Shaikh, Fr. Americo Rodrigues, Caetano Pereira, Climax Lawrence (captain), Frank Fernandes, Dennis Cabral, Anthony Pereira, Vicky, Francis, Dawson Fernandes, Johnson, Micky Rebello, Philip, Salvador, Derrick Carneiro, and Sukhdev Arwade.

(Salgaocar FC)