Second half strikers by Rayan Menezes and Bryson Pereira enabled FC Goa register a well deserved 2-0 win against Sesa Football Academy (SFA) in the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Junior League played at Panchayat ground, Nagoa in Verna on Tuesday.
FC Goa’s Rayan found the
mark in the 71st minute of play while Bryson scored in the 75th minute to give
FC Goa a comfortable
FC Goa, controlled both the sessions of play and had numerous chances in both the halves but, they fumbled as they came close to scoring as their strikers displayed goal shyness.
FC Goa had eight shots
at the rival goal in the first half through Climax Fernandes, who had three
clear chances – all of which could not be converted into goals as his half
hearted attempts were easily collected
by SFA keeper
These chances fell to Climax in the first fifteen minutes of play followed by some misses by Bryson and Rayan, as the match progressed.
Sesa FA could not stitch
a single decent move and were appeared to be content by defending and keeping
the ball in
Though Sesa’s defence appeared to be doing a fairly good job, their midfield looked non functional, as a result of which there were hardly any threatening attempts.
FC Goa, on the other hand, was always on the go and had the ball with them for long spells. However, they could not find the mark as often as they should have. As such, the moment of glory for the team dawned in the 71st and 75th minute as through Rayan and Bryson respectively.
FC Goa went into the lead following a flag kick which Mervin Fernandes curled towards Rayan who leaped high to head the ball to the far corner of the nets with an angular header.
Goaded by the success,
FC Goa buttressed their lead through Bryson Fernandes after the last named
connected a good cross from Mervin Fernandes to send the ball into the nets
Sesa Foootball Academy made some attempts, once in the first half through Sahil Mohammed and then twice in the second session through Ashish Chari.
FC Goa keeper Micky Dias
looked confident under the bar on both occasions and almost had a holiday under