Top and Flop: Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 Bharat FC

Brandon Fernandes scored a sublime free-kick to help his side register their second win this season...

Welcome to Goal 's new I-League feature: Top and Flop . For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal , who deserves recognition for achieving something special. It won't necessarily be the best player in the league - but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. In the same vein, we will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day and eventually came to hurt his side.


The Salgaocar FC youth product put the Bharat FC's defense under pressure throughout. He nearly beat Arindam Bhattacharya with a free-kick in the 34th minute. His attempt to beat the Lions' custodian at the near post from the right side was also a close call before Brandon eventually struck a sublime free-kick to send the ball into the top left corner. He was substituted in the 88th minute and was applauded by the assembled fans for his fantastic display.


Victorino shot wide from inside the box after receiving a good pass by Brandon Fernandes in the 61st minute. The Goan striker could have done better in one-on-one situations with Gouramangi Moirangthem. His fancy footwork didn't help either as he fumbled in another goalscoring opportunity when Bhattacharya was off his line in the 75th minute.

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