A brilliant match which had 16 year’s purple boy Sujay Oraon scoring a world class goal from long ranger and Boima scoring braces ended in a narrow (2-3) Sporting Clube de Goa win.
Goa, Oct 29 ’14 : United Sporting Club and Sporting Clube de Goa played out a five goal thriller, with the Kolkata side going down 2-3 against Sporting Clube de Goa in a pulsating encounter where United SC had come back from two goal down at the Raia Sports Complex, Goa today in the opening encounter of 127th edition of Durand Cup.
United SC found themselves trailing inside within five minute when Boima opened the scoring for the Goan side and doubled in the 18th minute of the game before Sankar Oraon scoring for United SC in the 41st minute. Anthony scoring the third goal for the Goan side from penalty in the 65th minute of the game, when Sujay fouled Boima as he escaped the offside trap.
United SC pressed on for the equaliser with two successive chances in the second half. Finally Sujay Oraon, the 16 year old purple boy scoring a world class goal from long ranger.
There have been several golden opportunities in the match which if capitalized could have created history for these young boys. However, the easiest among them all was on the 73rd minute when Nigerian Francis Okechukwu missed an absolute sitter with the SGC goalkeeper at his mercy.
The team comprised mainly of young aspiring localities that grew up with time through our Youth Development Program displayed a spirited performance with footballing valor which has been adored by all who were present in the Stadium. Eminent Coaches like Derreck Periera, Karim Bencherifa and SCG Coach Oscar Brozon came up and congratulated the boys for their exceptional recital.
Also to our experience it was probably the first time that all Goan football fans present in the Stadium cheered a Kolkata team against their Goan opponent due to their outstanding performance.
When asked, USC Coach Anjan Nath sounded quite satisfied with the performance of his young brigade, especially with the performance of two central defenders Eze Kingsley and Barun Oraon and the mid-fielders Dinesh Bhagat and Jagannath Oraon. To his opinion “It was inexperience and lack of body weight that made the difference between the two teams at the end”. However, he assured that the team will re-group and display even better football in the next match.
United SC : Ranajit, Sujoy, Kingslay, Barun, Lakra, Laxmi Mandi, Dinesh, Babun, Jaganath, Surojit(C), Sankar
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