Dempo SC Juniors drilled 5 past St Anthony SC Marna-Siolim in the inaugural match of the 18th Edition of Goa Police Football Cup organised by Goa Police Sports Cell, at Duler stadium, on Monday.
At the beginning of the match right after the kick-off, St Anthony's Pushparaj Mandrekar could have stunned Dempo SC Juniors with an early strike, but he shot wide.
In the 12th minute, Dempo's Arnold Oliveira attempted a shot from a free kick which was palmed away for a corner by St Anthony's keeper Salil Chari.
Just after the half-hour mark, St Anthony's Kashiram Pompurphekar received marching orders after he recklessly tackled Dempo's Sheldon Fernandes just outside the penalty box. This reduced St Anthony SC Marna to 10-men.
Soon after the restart of the second half, there was confusion in the St Anthony's penalty box which found Dempo's Sheldon simpling tapping the ball in the net to make it 1-0.
In the 55th Minute, Dempo's Richon Oliveira played a delightful lofted pass into the path of Sairon Albuquerque who headed it past the onrushing goalkeeper making it 2-0.
Two minutes later, Dempo were seen celebrating their third goal as Sheryash Naik scored a powerful strike past St Anthony's Keeper Salil.
In the 66th Minute, Dempo's Sheryash played the ball towards Sheldon who guided it into the net. In the 76th minute, Sheldon could have scored but St Anthony's keeper Salil denied him with a finger-tip save.
In the 83rd minute, Dempo's Jimmy Colaco chipped the ball over St Anthony's keeper Salil making it 5-0 in favor of Dempo SC juniors.
Also present at the inaugural were Sports Minister Govind Gaude,IPS DGP Goa Jaspal Singh, GFDC Chairman Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, IGP Goa Omvir Singh, SP Sports Bosco George, SP Crime Nidhin Valsan, SP HQ Shekhar Prabhudessai and DySP sports Wilson Dsouza.