Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fr. Felicio Diniz Rolling Trophy - 2009

Bahrain: Tivim continued their winning streak in the Basma Bahrain Goans Seven A Side football league for Fr. Felicio Diniz Rolling Trophy played under the patronage of Young Goans club at Al Qadisiya grounds in Salmaniya, Bahrain.

Tivim downed new entrants Baga 2-0 with Sandeep and Godfrey scoring in each half. The young Baga lads tried had to level the match but Tivim goalkkeeper Brijesh Kahnuja thwarted all their attempts.

Canacona droped vital points in the league when they drew both their matches played during the week. In their first match they were held to a goalless draw by Nuvem with neither team making an serious attempt to score. Canacona played their second match against Benaulim and were leading by a goal from John Dias until Benaulim were awarded a penalty kick in the last 5 minutes of the match. Michael D’Souza made no mistake from the spot to level the score at 1-1.

In the last match of the week Navelim pumped in 4 goals to subdue Calangute with a 4 -1 scoreline. Merwyn Afonso scored a brace, with Henry Fernandes and Wilson Vales adding one each. Samson Fernandes reduced the margin for Calangute.

Matches schedule for this week: Tuesday at 8 pm Calangute v/s Nuvem and Tivim v/s Benaulim at 9.pm. On Wednesday at 8 pm Baga v/s Canacona and at 9 pm Navelim v/s Tivim.

The 4th edition of the Basma Bahrain Goans football league is being held at Al Qadisiya football ground in Salmaniya from at 8.00 p.m.

In all seven teams will compete for the Fr. Felicio Diniz rolling trophy in the league that is be played on a round robin basis in two rounds.

Matches are played every Tuesdays and Wednesdays until June 9; the second leg will commence after the summer break in September.

The league is played under the patronage of Young Goans Club and the league committee comprises of (as in the photo from left to right) Vincent Dcosta, GR Crasto, Felix Rodrigues, Francis Correia, Joy Corda [Not in picture - Hilary Sanches and Sadanand Naik].

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