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Goa Pro League: Sporting Clube de Goa gets an easy win over Pax of Nagoa

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August 31 2023
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Brace from Cardazo sealed the victory

Lloyd Cardozo scored a brace as Sporting Clube de Goa registered a fluent 2-0 win over Pax of Nagoa in the GFA Goa Professional League, at Duler Stadium, Mapusa.

Lloyd scored in 42nd and 87th minutes. 

The game kicked off with Pax of Nagoa showing early promise as Delton Colaco spearheaded their attack. He had the first shot on target, taking advantage of a precise long ball from Velito Cruz. Colaco’s mesmerizing dribble saw him maneuver past Alton, but his low drive was comfortably saved by Sporting’s vigilant goalkeeper, Manjunath.

Sporting Clube de Goa, on the other hand, found it challenging to break through Pax of Nagoa’s solid defense. Their first notable attempt came from Rohan Rodrigues, whose long-range shot was securely gathered by the opposition’s custodian, Ozen.

However, the deadlock was finally broken in the 42nd minute when Ivon Costa unleashed a thunderous strike from a distance. Nagoa’s goalkeeper, Ozen Silva, initially blocked the effort but couldn’t prevent the rebound from being smashed into the net by the onrushing Lloyd Cardozo.

Nagoa had an opportunity to respond swiftly with a quick counter-attack, but Delton Colaco’s shot veered wide of the target, failing to trouble Sporting’s resolute defense.

The second half saw both teams engage in a midfield battle. Despite making several substitutions, the overall tempo of the match remained consistent. Sporting Clube de Goa seemed content with their one-goal lead, focusing on maintaining their advantage.

In the final quarter of the game, Sporting’s second-half substitute, Joyson Gauncar, set up Vidipt Dua for a chance, but Dua couldn’t generate enough power to trouble the Nagoa goalkeeper.

Lloyd Cardozo continued to be a thorn in Nagoa’s side, attempting another ground shot that forced Nagoa’s custodian, Ozen, into another crucial save.

Cardozo then sealed his brace in style. He skillfully dribbled past a couple of rival defenders inside the penalty area and calmly curled the ball past the Nagoa goalkeeper, doubling Sporting’s lead to 2-0.

In the end, Sporting Clube de Goa’s disciplined performance and Lloyd Cardozo’s clinical finishing were the decisive factors in securing a well-deserved victory.

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