The new club’s first triumph was witnessed by a full house at the Duler Stadium…
It was a splendid display by FC Bardez Goa as they defeated Sesa Football Academy 5-0 in a Goa Police Cup match played at Duler Stadium earlier today.
Fc Bardez took complete control of the game right from kick-off. In the 1st minute Myron Mendes was taken down just outside the box by Dhiraj who was shown a yellow card. The resulting free-kick went just wide of the post from Jessel Carneiro, In the 13th minute Rowilson Rodrigues produced a good run taking the ball past two defenders and passing the ball to Girish who in turn crossed inside the box but Mendes couldn’t convert the chance.
In the 16th minute Bardez got a free-kick just outside the box. Carneiro stepped up to take it but his curving shot produced a wonderful save from the Sesa keeper. Just before the half hour mark Alesh Sawant swung in a well taken corner and Lenstan Afonso was there to give his side the lead.
In the 38th minute Richard Cost generated a powerful low drive that skimmed wide of the post. Next Mathew and Carneiro teamed up to deliver a lovely cross inside the box, Mendes got the ball, controlled it and hit the volley which went just over the crossbar. Just before the break goalscorer Afonso was replaced by Jesmon Soares.
Both teams played a good possession style of football after the break.When Carneiro got the ball he crossed it in the box where Sawant was there to volley it home in the 51st minute.
That was the cue for FCBG to open the floodgates as they ran riot over the SFA backline. 62nd minute and Carneiro curled a free-kick into the box Peter climbed highest but couldn’t direct his header goalwards. Bardez made it 3-0 when another Carneiro corner was headed home by Rodrigues in the 71st minute.
Carneiro was in the thick of the action all game and he was finally rewarded with a well-deserved goal five minutes before full-time when his placed effort from outside the box went in after striking the post.
The main man, the captain put the seal on a fine win when his 25-yard strike went through the keeper and into the net minutes before the final whistle.
This thumping win means that Armando Colaco’s men now have accumulated a draw and a win in their two group games. They must now await the result of the game between SFA and Dempo Sports Club to find it out whether they will make the last four.
In the other match played at Raia Panchayat Ground, Goa Police registered a hard fought 1-0 win over Corps of Signal. Rajesh Salgaonkar scored the winner on 70 minutes to give his side the points.
Report by FC Bardez Media Manager- Clive Joseph Alvarez . A Football fanatic, Big Real Madrid fan. Music is my Religion,Footbal Coach. You can follow him on Twitter.