Youth sports club of Colvale netted three second half goals to spectacularly come from behind and draw 3-3 with BAFF, in GFA’s 3rd division at St Christopher ground, Tivim on Thursday. BAFF led 2-0 at the lemon break.
Vishnu Mandraker opened the scoring for BAFF in the 16th minute and within twenty minutes BAFF doubled their lead through Prasad Parab.
Colvale came out for the second session a rejuvenated side. In the 55th minute Andrew Fernandes pulled a goal back and twelve minutes later Milton Lobo brought them level.
Twenty minutes from the end Carl d’Souza punted into give Colvale the lead for the first time in the game, but seven minutes from time Vishnu grabbed his second for BAFF to ensure they come away with at least a point for their trouble.
At St Anthony’s church ground, Siolim, Cunchelim sports club and Xetrapal sports club drew 1-1 in an exciting encounter. Shekar Ashvekar opened the scoring for Xetrapal in the 3rd minute, but Nitin Deuskar equalized for Cunchelim in the 64th.
PVC Parra and Sai Avtar sports club drew 2-2 at Tembi ground, Anjuna. Atish Moraskar punted in to give Parra a solitary goal lead at the break.
Seventeen minutes from time, Abhijeet Salgaokar leveled things up from the spot for Sai Avtar, but within six minutes Parra regained their lead through Varsant Gadekar. In the dying minutes Ashok Bandekar popped up to rescue a valuable point for Sai Avtar.
First published in Herald on 23rd September 2011.