The Chandor Club wins the sailor’s trophy
CHANDOR: Chandor Club beat Curtorim Gymkhana 3-1 to win the 47th Chandor Seaman’s Rolling Trophy Football Tournament, at Chandor Ground.
Curtorim Gymkhana started in earnest and opened the scoring in the seventh minute through James Fernandes who headed the ball past the Chandor Club keeper.
Although Chandor Club fought hard, the equalizer eluded them until the end of the first half. In the second half, Chandor Club turned the tide against Curtorim Gymkhana with a scintillating display of accurate passing. Valentino Carvalho scored two quick goals in the 41st and 53rd minutes to give Chandor Club the lead. Curtorim Gymkhana nearly equalized in the 50th minute when Veron Fernandes’ hoarse volley hit the crossbar. Six minutes from time, Victorino Fernandes completed the count with a solo effort.
Chandor Club President Felix Furtado congratulated Estefanio Dias and Vincy Antao, both former soccer players. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Fernando Coutinho, former longtime Chandor Club President and donor of the land for the construction of the Club building.
Chief guest Yuri Alemao, MP for Cuncolim constituency, presented the medals and trophy to the winners. The trophy and medals for the finalists were presented by guest of honor Altone D’Costa, provincial deputy, riding of Quepem.