Bardez are in need of a win to keep pace in the title race…
It’s the Bardez Derby, as FC Bardez Goa play host to their neighbors Calangute Association in the Goa Professional League match which will be played at the Duler Stadium under the floodlights on Sunday.
FC Bardez have played two matches under the floodlights so far and both the have ended as draws.
FC Bardez come into this match with a draw with Churchill Brothers and a loss at the hands of Salgaocar FC in their previous two matches. FC Bardez will be looking to get back into winning ways as they are currently placed on the 5th spot having played 14 matches with just 24 points.
On the other hand, Calangute Association won their match with CSM Taleogao and lost to Corps of Signals in their previous match. They will also be looking to get something out of this match to close the gap between themselves and third placed Dempo SC. Calangute association are currently on the 4th spot having 15 matches with 28 points.
Myron Mendes was injured during the match against Salgaocar. Lanstan Afonso will also be out as he is injured. Except for these two players, the coach will have everyone at his disposal.
Both the teams have played before on two occasions in the Goa Police Cup Final where FC Bardez won 3-0 and in Goa Professional league match which ended in a goalless draw.
FC Bardez: (4-4-2) Mirshad K (GK), Rowilson Rodrigues, Mathew Gonsalves, Cavin Soares , Girish Naik, Richard Costa, Peter Carvalho, Alesh Sawant, Jessel Carneiro , Latesh Mandrekar, Joel Sunday.
FC Bardez Striker Latesh Mandrekar said, ”Tomorrow’s match is very important for us. We dropped points in games that we should have won, it was disappointing. It has dashed out title hopes. But we are ready for tomorrows match, it’s a must win for us.
FC Bardez gaffer Armando Colaco said, ”We are still lacking the goals. We are playing good football. Calangute are ahead of us, but its still all to play for and will be a good match tomorrow.”
Report and Photo Courtesy: FC Bardez Media