GFA U-16 League: Junior Gaurs defeat SAI TC 1-0

FC Goa got off to a winning start in the opener of their Goa Football Association Under-16 First Division League at the Chowgules ground on Thursday.

Rayan Menezes got the only goal of the game in the 86th minute against the Sports Authority of India Training Centre. Substitute Reyes Cruz got himself into a promising position to take a shot but the SAI TC keeper spilled the strike.

The first half ended 0-0 as both teams created chances but were unable to break the deadlock. Junior Gaurs captain Salgeo Dias came closest to opening the scoring, hitting the crossbar.

Antonio Pereira’s Under-16 side had the following starters: Micky, Reezvon, Sahil, Dadapir, Rayan, Mervin, Prajay, Myron, Bryson, Davis, and Salgeo.

In other matches:

Dempo eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Salgaocar Sports Club at the Dramapur ground. A 85th-minute strike from Topon Mirj was enough to give the Eagles the win.

Sesa FA bagged a big 6-1 win over Churchill Brothers at the Astro Turf, Fatorda ground. Aryan Salunke starred for the winners, scoring a hat-trick.