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December 21, 2013 3:30 PM IST
Duler Stadium — Mapusa
Referee:‬ M. Santosh Kumar‎
 

Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 United Sports Club: Rojen Singh's strike seals three points

The Goan outfit continued their excellent form on Saturday as they edged past United Sports Club...

By Anselm Noronha

Sporting Clube de Goa vs United Sports Club I-League
Anselm Noronha/Goal
Sporting Clube de Goa will end 2013 on number two spot on the I-League standings as they continued their hundred percent record this month by winning 1-0 against United SC at the Duler Stadium, Goa. Rojen Singh's early goal was enough to win full points for Oscar Bruzon's side.

The home team's skipper Mathew Gonsalves and midfielder Pratesh Shirodkar returned after serving their suspension with Jovel Martins and Mauvin Borges making way for the duo.

Eelco Schattorie made two changes in his starting line-up with the inclusions of Baldeep Singh and K. Asif in place of Tapan Maity and Vineeth C.K.

Boima Karpeh did all the spadework on the left flank by cutting past at least three purple shirts before setting up Rojen Singh in front of the opponent's goalmouth who made no mistake to to tap the ball home to give Oscar Bruzon's side the lead as early as in the fourth minute.

Karpeh had a chance in the 12th minute as he controlled a long ball by Deepak Devrani but saw his shot blocked by Hasan Hamid.

The first opportunity for the visitors came only in the 29th minute which saw Ranti Martins head a cross from Souvik Chakraborty wide. Baldeep Singh saw his shot being brilliantly blocked by Gonsalves as the shot was destined to find the back of the net. 

Play was restricted to the middle of the park as neither side was able to establish an authority on the proceedings with Sporting leading 1-0 at half-time.

The Flaming Oranje started the second half on a positive note as Gonzalo’s header from a Rowllin Borges free-kick was just about tipped over by goalkeeper Abhijit Das.

Karpeh should have done better in the 58th minute as with only the keeper to beat, his toe-poke was kept out by Das’ outstretched right foot.

Kalu Nnanna had a couple of shots with the first being by Bello Rasaq and following one tested the custodian who palmed it away.

In the 71st minute, substitute Beevan D’Mello spotted Borges unmarked inside the box but the latter’s first touch took the ball away from him and the chance was wasted.

The only real action in the closing stages of the game was Karpeh expressing his frustration on being substituted by kicking a bottle near the bench. The game ended with the same score-line as Sporting continued their fantastic run in the league.


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Sporting Clube de Goa

1
Ravi Kumar
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
4
Deepak Devrani
Defender
 - 
5
Keenan Almeida
Defender
 - 
6
Gonzalo
Defender
 - 
9
 - 
18
 - 
8
Ogba Kalu Nnanna
Midfielder
 - 
15
Pratesh Shirodkar
Midfielder
 - 
23
Rowllin Borges
Midfielder
92′
 - 
30
Boima Karpeh
Striker
83′
 - 

United Sports Club

 - 
27
Abhijit Das
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
6
Bello Rasaq
Defender
 - 
17
 - 
8
 - 
10
Eric Brown
Midfielder
 - 
20
Asif Kottayil
Midfielder
 - 
22
Baldeep Singh
Midfielder
82′
 - 
23
 - 
30
 - 
28

Substitutes

31
 - 
33
 - 
21
 - 
24
 - 
26
Velito Cruz
Midfielder
 - 
13
Beevan D'Mello
Midfielder
63′
 - 
14
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Swarup Das
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
24
 - 
31
C.K. Vineeth
Midfielder
60′ 90′
 - 
14
 - 
32
Tapan Maity
Midfielder
 - 
39

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cornell Glen Cornell Glen
Striker
Shillong Lajong
14 3
Sunil Chhetri Sunil Chhetri
Striker
Bengaluru
13 3
Darryl Duffy Darryl Duffy
Striker
Salgaocar
13 2
Josimar Josimar
Striker
Mohd Sp
13 1
Ranti Martins Ranti Martins
Striker
Rangdajied
12 0