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Dempo sails into quarterfinals

By Avinash Nair

BANGALORE, NOV. 25. The Brazilian-Nigerian combination of Cristiano Junior and Ronty Martins helped Dempo Sports Club, Goa sail past Kolkata's Everready 3-1. The win put Dempo into the quarterfinals of the 26th Federation Cup football tournament at the Sree Kanteerava stadium here this evening.

Everready, the semifinalists in the second division NFL last season, barely looked like stretching the Dempo defence but for the equaliser it managed in the 58th minute.

Even before the Everready defence could settle down Dempo went 1-0 ahead as early as in the second minute. With a snap move down the left, Cristiano Junior seized the ball and noticing an unmarked Ronty at the goalmouth squared the ball for the Nigerian to slam into the open goal.

But thereafter the match turned mediocre but for a Eugene Gray effort at the other end which hardly exerted Satish Kumar in the Dempo goal.

But there was a transformation after the break. Rinston Rodrigues caused a flutter in the 53rd minute with a fine grounder that Amit Singha Roy, manning the Everready goal, just about managed to gather. Five minute later Dempo goal fell when Jayanta Sen jabbed a rebound, after a Eugene Gray shot bounced off goalkeeper Satish's chest. Two goals in a four-minute spell spelled doom for the Kolkata side. First Ronty on being relayed a long ball by Cristiano weaved his way past a host of defenders and left footed into the top corner and four minutes later Cristiano thundered a free-kick from 20 yards out and Amit Singha Roy let the ball through his legs into the net.

Playing under lights, Churchill Brothers, Goa joined other two teams from that state — Fransa and Dempo in the quarterfinals, with a 8-7 sudden death win over Vasco, also from Goa.

After the regulation time and 30 minutes of extra time did not yield a result the tie breaker was introduced which again proved indecisive with the teams locked 4-4. In the sudden death Anthony Fernandes messed up his attempt while Churchill converted all its shots.

Roque Barreto, Subashish Roy Chowdhary, Osamani Husseini and Lonendro Singh scored in the tie breaker and Paresh Shivalkar, Ibe Johnson, Ryan D'Souza and C. Chitrasem in the sudden death were on target for Churchill while Menino Fernandes, Kamal Thapa, Satish Minz and Rogerio Ramos in the tie breaker and Sushanth Mathew, Vinu Jose, and Anthony Pereira scored for Vasco's.

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