Hero Junior League: FC Goa lose 2-1 to Salgaocar

posted in Match Report by Sarthak Sharma on 12th February 2020

posted in Match Report

by Sarthak Sharma

on 12th February 2020

Hero Junior League: FC Goa lose 2-1 to Salgaocar

FC Goa were unfortunate to suffer defeat against Salgaocar FC in the Hero Junior League at Nagoa after taking an early lead in the game.

Salgeo Dias gave the young Gaurs the lead after just five minutes of the game, but the youngsters failed to capitalise on their lead despite playing some attractive football.

The slender lead was far from enough, and Salgaocar equalised around the half hour mark, as Sidney Lucas made it 1-1.

FC Goa would have wanted to get back into the lead before the break, but at half-time it was still anyone’s match with both sides looking threatening in attack.

Once the second half began, Coach Prestley Pereira made a couple of substitutions to shift the momentum, but it didn’t completely pay off.

Instead, Salgaocar pushed forward, and found the winner in the 81st minute of the match. It was a hammer blow to the hopes of the boys in orange, who tried with all their might, but were unable to find an equaliser.

In second half stoppage time, Mervin Fernandes was sent off for a second bookable offence, forcing the youngsters to play the last few moments of the game with just 10 players.

FC Goa will be keen to bounce back after suffering back to back defeats in the Hero Junior League.