Baga held Navelim to a 1 – 1 draw in the Basma Bahrain Goans Football league match played at Al Qadisiya football ground in Salmaniya.
The result took Baga to the top of the league table with 11 points. Navelim were leading by a goal from Henry Fernandes until 5 minutes to go for the final whistle when Terence Coelho equalised for Baga following a free kick. The draw left Navelim on 8 points with one match on hand.
In another match Anthony Fernandes returning from his vacation scored the first hatrick of the league to give his team Nuvem a convincing 5 – 0 victory over Benaulim. Pratap Sawant and Beta Sequeira were the other scorers. Nuvem are on 9 points with a match to play against Navelim. Benaulim are on 3 points.
The standing of the other teams in the league is Tivim 10 points with a match on hand, Canacona 5 points with 2 matches to go and Calangute are yet to open their account with a match to play against Canacona.
Meanwhile the league committee in consultation with the participating teams has decided to take a summer break until September. The league is played for the Fr. Felicio Diniz Rolling Trophy under the patronage of Young Goans Club.
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