Salgaocar beat Chirag United 4-3 in I-League match

Margao: Salgaocar Sports Club on Tuesday got the better of a fighting Chirag United 4-3 to score their second straight win in the second round of the I-League football championship here.

Salgaocar, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Gilbert Oliveira (two goals), Ryuji Sueoka and Anthony Barbosa at the match played at Nehru Stadium in Fatorda here.

Chirag United scored through Josimar Da Silva Martins, Denson Devdas and Obagbemiro Junior Elijah.

Salgaocar, who posted an easy win over Viva Kerala in their opening encounter a few days ago, played a fast-paced game and took lead in the first minute through Oliveira.

The early goal raised Salgaocar’s spirit and they increased the lead in 13th minute via Sueoka. Chirag reduced the margin in the stoppage time through Martins.

The second half was more lively and saw a lot of goal bound moves. Salgaocar scored again in the 49th minute with the efforts of Oliveira.

Chirag came back strongly to score in 62nd minute via Devdas. Just when Chirag were trying to consolidate, Barbosa dealt them a blow when his shot found the net.

Oliveira was declared the man of the match.

Salgaocar are leading the table with six points from two matches. Chirag remained on three points after Tuesday’s defeat from as many matches.