Haroon Amiri penalty earns solitary goal win in Charity game
Mapusa: A second-half penalty from Haroon Amiri earned Dempo Sports Club a 1-0 win over 10-men Sporting Clube de Goa in GFA`s Charity Cup match, at Duler Stadium, here on Sunday.
At half time both the teams failed to break the deadlock.
Sporting had to play the last thirty five minutes with 10 men as Chandrasheker Chinta was sent off after he was adjudged to have pushed Clifford Miranda in the box, although the contact did not look intentional.
Dempo were awarded a penalty and Haroon calmly slotted home.
Sporting Clube de Goa sent out an early warning in the 15th minute after Sumit Ghosh rattled the cross bar with a powerful free kick.
At the other end Clifford came close for Dempo, but the Sporting Clube de Goa custodian Melroy Fernandes palmed the ball away. Just before the breather, Melroy pulled off a marvelous double save from Holicharan Nazary.
Changing over, Melroy had to be replaced due to injury, which was a big loss for Sporting Goa.
After Sporting were reduced to 10 men, the only clear cut chance came when Dempo`s Holciharan hit the post.
The Flaming Oranje tried to find the equaliser as they used up all of their allotted seven substitutions, but Dempo capitalised on their numerical advantage and held on.