Dempo Sports Club scored a stunning 3-0 victory over Churchill Brothers to clinch the GFA U-18 League with a game to spare. With this win Dempo have clinched their second youth level title this season after beating Salgaocar 4-0 last week to seal the U-14 title.
In a match played at the Ella Ground in Old Goa, Dempo SC produced some scintillating possession football and attacking play to leave Churchill Brothers in a daze.
After dominating play right from the whistle, Dempo SC took the lead through Altroy Rodrigues in the 29th minute after tapping in a brilliant cross from Aaron Alvares. Just four minutes later Dempo doubled their lead after another brilliant through ball from Aaron Alvares found Larryl Mascarenhas who beat a couple of defenders, rounded off the goalkeeper and slotted the ball home.
Dempo put the result beyond doubt just after the hour mark after another brilliant cross from the right – this time from Kimron Fernandes found an unmarked Larryl Mascarenhas who scored his second goal of the evening.
Dempo SC coach Anthony De Souza was delighted after winning his first title with Dempo SC. “Credit goes to the boys and our entire technical staff for the brilliant performance in this tournament. We had a great pre-season and the boys looked fit and there was a great hunger and desire to succeed. We hope to continue in this fashion next season, too!”
Dempo SC Technical Director Karnagaran Naidoo also lavished praise on his technical staff. “There is a lot of hard work being put in by our youth coaches and they are now reaping the benefits. Our players and staff deserve all the credit for clinching our second youth level title in less than a week!”