With Derrick Pereira’s charges having got three weeks of full training under their belt, the club took on the likes of Vasco Sports Club and Sporting Club de Goa in friendlies on Friday and Saturday respectively.
The FC Goa under 18’s were the first in action on Friday when they went down 3-0 to Vasco Sports Club. In what was an error strewn first half, Vasco Sports Club punished the young Gaurs for their defensive lapses and scored three goals in quick succession to lead 3-0 at half time. Despite a marked improvement in the second half where the younger players took the game to the opposition, FC Goa were unable to register a goal and ended the same with the same scoreline.
On Saturday morning, FC Goa’s Developmental team took on Sporting Club de Goa which
comprised of familiar names such as Victorino Fernandes, Peter Carvalho and Cajetan
Fernandes. In what a tighly contest affair, the two teams were separated by a single goal
scored via a free kick from Cajetan Fernandes. The Gaurs kept good possession of the ball
and created a fair few opportunities but were unable to score. Despite the results, the camp continues to maintain a positive outlook as they look to gear themselves for their first ever official outing in the upcoming 1st AWES Inter Club Football Tournament which is slated to start in the first week of September.