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FC Bardez Goa play Vasco in GPL clash

Both teams will look to continue the winning momentum…


FC Bardez Goa will host Vasco SC in A Goa professional league match at Duler Stadium Today.

Vasco SC are currently on the 5th spot with 9 points having played only 5 matches. Vasco SC lost their 2 opening games and won the remaining games . Vasco SC won their previous match against Churchill Brothers SC as they beat them 3-1, They will now be looking to make it four in a row against FC Bardez.

Looking at FC Bardez they are currently in the 2nd spot with 11 points out of 6 games and are currently tied with Salgaocar FC who are in 1st position having played 5 games, FC Bardez lost to Salgaocar FC in the opener of the season and got themselves back up as they drew 2 games, and won 3 games. They beat Clube Sao Minguel de Taleigao 6-0 as the Captain Peter Carvalho scored a hattrick . Looking ahead to the match Vs Vasco SC. Both these sides met in the Goa Police Cup and FC Bardez won with a solitary goal as Alesh Sawant scored the only goal of the match from a free-kick.

FC Bardez have a full squad at theitr disposal. The last match saw Lenstan Afonso take Mathew Gonsalves’s place at centre-back, as Mathew wasn’t available. Currently there are no injuries to the squad, everyone is fit. Koko Sakibo might sit out the first half as he is still lacking match fitness, Goalkeeper Mirshad K will be back in goal.

Possible Line up for FC Bardez- Mirshad k , Rowilson Rodrigues, Mathew Gonsalves, Cavin Soares, Jessel Carneiro, Girish Naik, Alesh Sawant, Peter Carvalho, Richard Coasta, Latesh Mandrekar, Myron Mendes.

FC Bardez will have to look out for Vasco SC midfielder Kingslee Fernandes, who is one of the best midfielders in the league. He has good dribbling skills and has a really good shot accuracy.

On the other hand, Vasco SC will have to keep tabs on Alesh Sawant, a talented player, who scored the opener in the last game Vs Clube Sao Minguel de Taleigao. Alesh has good speed to take on any defender and surely will do that against Vasco SC. Alesh Sawant was the man who scored the only goal when both these sides played in the GPC.

FC Bardez Forward Latesh Mandrekar said ahead of the match, ”Today’s match is going to be very difficult for us, as Vasco SC is a good team with some good players. it is going to be difficult to score against them, but if we play how we played in the Police Cup. We will surely win. We are playing good football. The boys are giving 100%. The whole team knows the importance of this match and we are well prepared for the challenge. Our coach has also worked hard and motivated us. Last match we played very good football we scored many goals in which we were lacking behind, I guess we have found our rhythm and hopefully we can score more.”

FC Bardez manager Armando Colaco said,” Yes last game was good. Finishing wise I was happy because they scored six goals, but I’m not happy with the way they played. They made to many mistakes and lost possession quickly. The style of the ball flow wasn’t there. Vasco SC is a good team, I hope my boys create chances and score, people love to watch good football. I hope my boys play good football today and win the game”.


Published: Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:41 AM IST

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