Dempo down Viva Kerala 2-0

Posted By: Pti

Kannur, Feb 3 (PTI) Despite the presence of India playerN P Pradeep in the Viva Kerala midfield, the home side wentdown 0-2 to Dempo in a 13th round I-League match at theMunicipal Jawahar Stadium here today.

After a barren first half, the Goan outfit forged aheadin the 70th minute through a booming long-ranger from RobertoSilva and Joaquim Abranches sealed Viva''s fate with anaccurate long ranger in the 77th.

Viva had only themselves to blame as their strikers hadnumerous chances but failed to capitalise on them.

Pradeep, who joined Viva recently, played his first matchfor the club in five years, but could not bring luck to theside, who are placed 13th in the 14-team table.

Viva had a golden chance to take the lead in the 25thminute, but striker Sabith wasted the neat pass provided bythe hardworking Anil Kumar.

The team continued to fritter away chances and in the42nd minute Karma failed to find the target from a well-takencross by Jinshad.

At the other end, Dempo too missed an opportunity withthree minutes left for the breather as Ranti Martin''s waywardshot flew over the bar.

Viva have only one victory against their name from the 13games they have played so far in this season.

Story first published: Friday, February 4, 2011, 0:01 [IST]
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