Dempo outclass Bardez in GPL
Written by: Ravish R Narvekar
Debutant Pruthvesh Pedenekar and Beevan D’Mello scored the braces for Dempo, while substitute Jaison Vaz scored the other goal.
Dempo Sports Club start their campaign with a massive win as they drubbed Bardez FC by a 5-0 margin in the Goa Professional League match played at Duler Stadium earlier today.
It was a completely reformed Bardez side as they had completely new squad including their coaches as club patron Savio Roy D’Souza was seen in a role of head coach, while Thinagaran was given the responsibilities of the Technical Director. On the other side, Samir Naik included newly signed midfielder Jessel Carneiro and U20 midfielder Pruthvesh Pednekar in the starting XI.
After a possession play in the first 15 minutes, Dempo had a great opportunity to surge ahead when they were awarded a freekick just outside the box but Jessel saw his shot flung high. Three minutes later, Bardez came close to scoring when their skipper Cho Lepcha cut past a defender and strike from the top of the box but Dempo keeper stretched to his limit to push it for a corner.
Dempo finally managed to break the deadlock in the 26th minutes when a fine cross from Latesh Mandrekar was swiftly headed in by debutant Pednekar to make it 1-0 for the Golden Eagles.
Next few minutes saw Dempo completely dominating with continues attacks where Latesh was in the fine form as he came with two back-to-back crosses from the right flank but first Beevan D’Mello failed to connect from close, while a few minutes later, another curler was cleared by Bardez keeper Urgen Pintso with a diving effort.
Dempo had another chance in the dying minutes of the first session when striker Boris De Mello made a cross which was intercepted by Bardez Keeper, however, onrushing Dempo winger Pednekar tried his luck with a shot but it was cleared by Bardez defence line in the goalmouth.
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The early second session saw two quick goals from the Panjim side as Dempo started the session with attacking play and doubled their tally in the very first minute as just-in Suraj Hadkonkar found Pednekar with a low curler, who made an easy tap-in, making it 2-0.
Pumped-up by the early goal, Dempo added another to their tally in the very next minute as this time Jessel set up Beevan with a through pass who covered some ground and clinically finished in the back of the net.
Beevan added another to his personal tally and the 4th to his team in the 84th minutes when he stretched to his limit to put the Jessel’s curling cross into the goal making it 4-0 for the Golden Eagles.
With just minute left on the match clock, substitute Jaison Vaz also added his name to the scoresheet as he made no mistake to slot the ball home from close after getting a through pass from another substitute Gaurish Naik.
Published: Thu Oct 11, 2018 06:49 PM IST