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Kindly find below the *full match report* of GSPL SF 1 between Sporting
Clube de Goa and FC Bardez at Ambelim Sports Complex, Ambelim.

*Sporting Clube net five against five men Bardez *

*Seal spot in GSPL 2 Finals; Marcus Mascarenahas scored a hat trick for
winners *



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*MAY 17, AMEBLIM: *Sporting Clube de Goa registered a 5-0 win over FC
Bardez to book a spot in the finals of Goa Sevens Premier League, organised
by Goa Sevens and Ambelim Sports Club in association with Goa Football
Association (GFA) at Ambelim Sports Complex, on Thursday.

Marcus Mascarenhas scored a hat trick, while Ganesh Thakur and Cajetan
Fernandes scored a goal each.

The Sporting team came into the semi-final off an impressive 6-0 win over
Panjim Footballers. While the FC Bardez side defeated SESA FA 3-1 in the
last eight round. The Flaming Oranje relied on a stable line up as they
named an unchanged squad, while the Bardez team brought in Hanslum Furtado
who was the star sub in the last game.

The Bardez side were the first to attack with better tactics and swing
shots that tore open the Sporting back line. Jessel Carneiro came close to
scoring on two attempts, but his shot was placed inches high from target.

The Bardez side kept attempting to find the opening goal as Neville
Albuquerque’s powerful long ranger from the half way mark was neatly tapped
away by the Sporting custodian.

The first half saw a complete domination from the Bardez side who had
couple of attempts to convert but failed to score. However, it was the
Sporting team who took the lead just before the end of the first half as
Alesh Savant crossed the ball inside to which Marcus Mascarenhas headed it
in giving the team a 1-0 lead at half time.

The second half saw an equal dominance as first the Bardez side tried hard
to bring parity in the score line through Inacio Colaco, but the laters
shot was well caught by the keeper. The Falming Oranje kept trying to add
more goals and they finally doubled their lead through Marcus again who
received a well- placed cross from George Souza, 2-0.

The Bardez side managed to make it 3-0 as Cajetan Fernandes converted from
the spot after the opponents committed a foul inside the danger area. The
Bardez side were further added under more misery after they found
themselves reduced to five men as Clinton Niasso and Jessel Carneiro
received a double booking.

The Sporting side took full advantage of this as Marcus Mascarenhas went on
to complete his hat trick with a neat back shot that landed into the nets,
while two minutes later Ganesh Thakur made it 5-0 with a slow tap into the
nets.









Kindly find enclosed pictures of today’s game.

*Pic Caption*: Players of Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar FC in action
at GSPL 2 Match 17 (SF1) at Ambelim Sports Complex, Ambelim on Thursday.




*Tomorrow's Fixture: (May 18)*

*GSPL 2*: Semi Final 2: Goan FC v. Salgaocar FC at 5pm, at Ameblim Sport
Complex, Ambelim.

* Kindly note the change in the semi-final timing. The game is slated to
begin at 5pm. *



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