Posted on: 23-Sep-2012
An early goal from new signing Angel Guirado and a couple of later goals from Nicolau Colaco and Anthony D'Souza were enough to send United Sikkim FC crashing out of Federation Cup.
With two consecutive wins, SFC has strengthened its chances towards a semi final slot from Group D, as a draw against Pune FC wil be sufficient to see them through to the semi-finals.
The referee had barely whistled to signal the kick off, when Salgaocar took the lead. Angel Guirado, a former youth player with Malaga FC and Deportivo La Coruna, was handed his first start in place of Australian Sean Rooney. And he made it count as he headed in Milagres' corner as early as in the 2nd minute. The goal seemed to settle the leaders as they were content to play around United. The Half time score read 1-0.
In the second half there were early exchanges between both the teams but the play was much confined to the Midfield. Any hope of United Sikkim salvaging something was extinguished ten minutes from time when two quickfire strikes from Nicolau Colaco (82’), and Anthony D’Souza (85’) put the result beyond any doubt.
This was Anthony’s second goal of the tournament as he continues his excellent form under the guidance of Karim Bencherifa.
Salgaocar FC will play Pune FC on 24th Sep in their final Group D match at JRD complex at 3 pm.