PANJIM: Allwyn Vaz scored a only goal of the match for Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim to help his side stun Churchill Brothers FC 1-0 in the Goa Football Association Goa Professional League match, played at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday.
SCC almost took the lead in the first minutes of the game when Ashley Araujo curling corner was timely saved by the Red Machines goalkeeper Ricardo Cardozo.
There was hardly any action in the first half before Allwyn gave his side a surprise lead when he headed in Ricardo Fernandes free-kick which had no answer from the rival keeper.
Churchill Bros had just one shot at goal, which too was way off target. Alber Gonsalves couldn’t keep his composure infront of the goal as he failed to direct his shot at the frame. Though the Red Machines dictated terms, Cavelossim entered the break with a goal cushion.
Changing ends, Churchill Brothers tried their level best to score the equaliser as they pressed from the word go.
Alber failed once again to keep his effort in the framework as headed wide Janak’s free-kick
Luck wasn’t in favour of the Red Machines as they failed to convert their chances. At the other end, Cavelossim’s Samson had couple of chances to inflate the lead but the striker couldn’t beat the Churchill Bros keeper.
Despite desperate attempts to double the lead, Cavelossim side just couldn’t get past the Red Machines defence.
Cavelossim’s Cayven Araujo was flashed a straight red card for a harsh tackle on Israil Gurung.