Vasco beat Sporting, Sikkim play draw again
Shillong: Vasco Sports Club humbled Sporting Clube de Goa 3-0 while United Sikkim held Shillong’s Royal Wahingdoh Sports Club to a goalless draw in their second round match of the 2nd Division I-League on friday.
In a keenly contested match before a capacity crowed at Polo Ground, United Sikkim held local favourite Wahingdoh to a goalless draw.
Both the teams displayed a brilliant game and the ball was seen going yo-yo right from the first whistle. In the 4th minute, Sikkim’s Beikhokhei got a ball inside the rival goal mouth and took a shot which bounced back hitting the post.
Three minutes later, Wahingdoh?s Ph. Boy Singh took a shot which was saved well by Sikkim custodian Debjit Majumder. Sikkim had come close to scoring in the 16th minute through its skipper John D. Meyongar but he shot it wide.
It was Sikkim who had upper hand in the game but after the breather it was vice-versa and especially towards the dying moment of the game. Debjit Majumder had no easy going under the wooden work as the rivals were raiding him left
right and centre.
United Sikkim’s Japanese defender Mitsuki Ichihara was later declared the man of the match. Referee Debaratan Meetei of Manipur booked Bijoy Das, Q.N.Jacobs, Jiten Rai of United Sikkim and Avinash Thapa of Royal Wahingdoh. In the first match, Vasco beat their own state club Sporting Clube de Goa 3-0.
Till the breather, the score card was reading 2-0 with Joel Siqueira, who was later declared man of the match, opening the account in the 30th minute and Brazileo Rego in the 41st minute consolidated the team?s position scoring the second goal. Koko Sakibu hammered the last nail on the Sporting Clube De Goa`s coffin in the 79th minute.