Goa Pro League: FC Goa Dev Team draw 1-1 with Salgaocar SC

The FC Goa Developmental Team earned a 1-1 draw with Salgaocar SC in their Goa Pro League match held at the Nagoa Village Panchayat Sports Complex Ground on Tuesday.

The Gaurs started with Opi and Aaren D’Costa up front, flanked by Flan Gomes and Tlunga. Brian Faria and Leander D’Cunha started in defence for the young Gaurs, with Ivon Costa and Kapil Hoble in the full-back positions.

The Dev Team suffered an early set-back as they conceded in the first minute. Devendra Murgaonkar ran onto a Salgaocar winger’s cross and tapped it past Dylan D’Silva in the FC Goa goal.

The young Gaurs responded well, creating a few chances and causing the opposition to retreat. Hayden Fernandes put in a couple of corners into dangerous positions, but Brian and Aaren could not take advantage of these opportunities, putting their headers over the bar.

Liston Colaco came in a substitution for Ivon in the second half, as did Kingslee Fernandes. However, it was another sub who made all the difference, as Sweden Fernandes took advantage of a bouncing ball from a corner and slammed it home. The Dev Team have now played 4 games and have 5 points to their name. They play Velsao SC next at the Duler Ground on November 10.