UNDER-12 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
BAGA CANNONS GO DOWN FIGHTING TO ZAINO-VELIM SELECTION
Baga Cannons-Velim organized the Under-12 Football Tournament Finals held at Assolna Grass Grounds and Zaino-Velim Selection overcame the host to lift the trophy. Zaino-Velim Selection comprised of young budding footballers coached by Chris D’Souza displayed excellent precision and ball control skills and went into the lead as early as the first minute of the game. From there on it was all Baga Cannons displaying quality football desperately looking for the equalizer. Baga Cannons raided their rivals territory time and again but some superb goalkeeping by Zaino –Velim Selection goalkeeper eluded Baga Cannons a well deserved equalizer in the first half. The teams went into the lemon break with Zaino-Velim Selection holding on to their 1 goal lead. Baga Cannons entered the field in the second half with renewed ideas and started their second half campaign from where their left in the first session of play. Showing controlled ball possession Baga Cannons were all over their rivals territory but some our lady luck was not smiling on them as Zaino-Velim Selection were desperately holding on to their lead with the cross bar coming to their rescue on 2 occasions. Time was running out for the Baga Cannnos lads and as the match was going into injury time Baga-Cannons got their much needed equalizer through their mercurial forward Criston. In the resultant tie-Breaker the much experienced Zaino Boys held on to their nerves to emerge victorious by 3-0 margin none of the Baga Cannon boys could convert their penalty kicks. It was a first learning experience for the Baga Cannon Boys as some of them were playing their first competitive match of their Careers. Young boys like Victor, Snyeden, Keegan, Stalin D’Cruz(Captain), Moses, Criston showed immense talent in their skills and ball control, however this boys need to work hard on their physical fitness and stamina if they have to emerge on a larger arena in the game of Football. Mrs. Denika Couthino (Deputy Sarpanch) Ambelim was the Chief Guest for the finals and gave away the prizes to the Winners and Runners-up respectively.
Scan0011: Captain of Baga-Cannons receiving the runners-up trophy.
Scan0012: Winners Group Photo
Scan0013: Runners-up Group Photo
[Thanks to Demien Da Cruz]