Holiday Sports Club Arpora got the better off CJD Ribandar with a 2-0 win in the inaugural match of the XI Reira Soccer Cup, organised by Saligao Sporting Club, played at Saligao Sporting grounds, Saligao.
The match witnessed a huge turnout of fans gathered to support their team. The evenly contested encounter saw both sides fight well till the final whistle. It was in the 32nd minute of play that HC Arpora took the lead when Murari’s power packed shot long range effort crashed into the back of the goal, 1-0. Changing ends Arpora doubled their lead when Govesh Gawas positioned himself perfectly to tap home the ball from close range, 2-0.
Earlier the tournament was declared open by chief guest, director of Classic Squares Oswaldo De Melo in the presence of president of Saligao Sporting Club Tony Remedios and director of Reira Group Darryl Pereira and others. In all a total of 16 teams are taking part in the tournament. Winners will be richer by Rs. 40,000 while the runners up will pocket Rs. 30,000. Other attractive individual prizes will also be awarded.