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Bardez go down fighting to Calangute Association in Bardez Derby

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Angelo Colaco scored the only goal of the game in the second half...

Calangute  Association beat FC Bardez 0-1 in a hard fought match in the Goa Professional League played at Duler Stadium earlier today..

Both the teams came into the match with a loss in their previous match.

FC Bardez coach Armando Colaco had only one change in his team as a injured Myron Mends was replaced by Koko Sakibo.

FC Bardez looked shaky at the start but later got into their grove. In the 12th minute striker Latesh Mandrekar dribbled the ball passed two Calangute players on the right flank and with the odds against him crossed the ball in, but Calangute defender Melvin Lobo cleared the ball. FC Bardez could have taken the lead in the 23 rdminute as Cavin Soares crossed in the ball from the right flank. Peter got in a header but the ball fell loose. Koko got there is time but couldn’t convert it as the keeper Jason D’Mello grabbed the ball and secured it.

Calangute Association had a good chance in the 32nd minute as Yogesh Kadam ran past the FC Bardez Defense on the right flank and shot the ball, but the ball went wide by a whisker.

Both the teams went into the breather goalless

In the 49th minute FC Bardez had a good chance on goal as Girish Naik from crossed in from the right flank. Substitute Joel Sunday headed the ball. With a poor clearance from the defender, Peter Carvalho got a shot but had to see his volley go wide.

Calangute Association drew first blood just before the hour mark  as substitute Agnelo Colaco scored a stunner from a corner-kick with keeper Mirshad K beaten.

FC Bardez got an indirect free-kick just at the 5 yard box 10 minutes later as a Calangute player kept the ball under his body for which the referee awarded a indirect Free-kick.

Calangute made a brick wall as all 11 men stood on the goal line, and they made no mistake as they managed to stop Joel Sunday's powerful strike and deflect it away.

FC Bardez had the best opportunity to make it 1-1 in the last minute of the match, as Girish Naik crossed in the ball. Joel Sunday headed the ball. Keeper Jason d’Mello dived and tried to save it, but the ball got lose, Koko Sakibo reached for it and tried a shot, but it was hard luck as it didn’t make its way inside the net . 

FC Bardez assistant coach Climax Lawrence spoke saying, "We have to forget about this game and move on we have to see to the next game now.

FC Bardez currently stand in the 5th position with 24 points, and Calangute Association ar with 31 points  just 1 point behind Sporting Clube De Goa and Dempo SC.

Published: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:34 PM IST

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