Margao : Salgaocar FC juniors swelled their tally to 22 goals in just 2 games without conceding after scoring 10 past a hapless USC, Seraulim in a Round 2 clash of the GFA U14 league played at the Seraulim ground earlier today. The winners led 3-0 at the breather.
The star of the day was Kenneth Da Costa who netted his second hat-trick of the competition and finished the evening with 4 goals to add to his 5 scored on the opening day. Salgaocar were off the blocks early and 7 shot wide inside the first 5 gives to give the Seraulim lads a real wake-up call. In the very next minute the Greens were a goal to the good as a corner from Rohit Naik resulted in a scramble in the box with Kenneth the quickest to react, toe-poking the ball home.
In the very next minute Antush Moniz who was lively in midfield, should have doubled the lead for the Greens after a delightful of interchange of passes Meldon Oliveira and Silroy Pereira saw Antush get on the end of the through ball but shot over from distance. Minutes later Ryan Fernandes wasted a glorious opportunity to find himself on the scoresheet as he shot wide with the goal at his mercy after Kenneth had turned provider.
In the 25th minute Movin Gaunkar made a strong run out of defense, took on a host of players and found Meldon on the left who in turn found Kenneth inside the box with an inch perfect cross, the last named shooting over from close range. The Greens did however double their lead in the very next minute as Frazer Edmag put Kenneth through. The latter used his strength to shake off 2 defenders and calmly slot home.
In the 31st minute it was 3-0 and yet again it was Kenneth who brought under control a fine cross by Mouvin and finished in some style to leave the keeper stranded. It was Salgaocar’s No.9, Kenneth who kicked-off the goal rush in the second half as he finished a fine through by substitute Amber Rodrigues in the 39th minute. The Greens then had to wait 10 minutes before scoring their fifth. Amber yet again in the thick of things as he found Antush in the box after a run down the left. Antush rounding the keeper and tapping into an empty net.
2 minutes later it was 6 as Wayne Fernandes won the ball smartly around 30 yards out and played a smart through ball to Mouvin, who slotted home calmly. It was then the turn of Wayne Fernandes to add his name to the score sheet after he finished a cross from Meldon Oliveira who had an outstanding second half with excellent runs down the left, taking on defenders at will. In the very next minute another fine cross by Meldon saw the ball headed out only as far as Melroy Borges around the 6-yard box who headed home powerfully.
With 6 minutes to go, the Greens scored their 9th as Frazer bulged the net with a screamer from just inside the box after Rohit on the left had found him with a long diagonal ball. With a minute to play, Mouvin scored his second of the evening after being put through by Amber Rodrigues.