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Sporting Clube de Goa lifts up Super Cup

August 20, 2011 20:05 IST

Sporting Clube de Goa on Saturday trounced rivals Dempo Sports Club 6-4 in a penalty shoot-out to lift the Super Cup.

Earlier, both the teams tied up 3-3 in the match played at Tilak ground.

Sporting took the lead on the 13th minute when Bisheswara Singh took the advantage of the defensive lapse on Dempo's side to score the first goal that helped Sporting took a lead by 1-0 in the first half.

After the change of ends, Sporting continued to hold the upper hand and increased the lead on the 57th minute when Freeman Pexito's stunning side-volley beat Dempo goalkeeper Chowdhury.

However, Dempo fought back at 71st minute and reduced the margin when substitute Ranty Martins's superb header from a cross by Nicolau Borges stunned the reining champions.

Dempo, however, suffered a setback when Joe Rodrigues was sent off by referee after he handled the ball inside the box.

Sporting player Dawson Fernandes made no mistake to find the net from the penalty.

Down by two goals, Dempo returned the fire at the 85th minute when Shalon Pires headed in from a set piece move by Nicolau Borges.

In the dying minute, Dempo found the equaliser through Joy Ferrao who scored with a stiff grounder.

In the tie-breaker, Dempo's Rany Martins, Koko Sakibo and Franco Godwin failed to score. Joy Ferrao was the only player to be on the target.

For Sporting, Kalu Ogba, Joel Martins and Keita Boucher were on target, while Samanada Singh's shot was saved by the keeper.

The winner was richer by Rs 75,000, while the looser Rs 35,000.

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