Salgaocar drub ONGC, consolidate position in I-League

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���� Margao Feb 27(PTI) Salgaocar consolidated their positionat the top of the table with a 5-0 drubbing over ONGC in the16th round of the I-League played at Nehru Stadium here today.

��� Salgaocar, who beat ONGC 1-0 in the first leg scoredthrough Yusuf Yakubu(30th, 85th), man of the match GilbertOliveira(40th, 50th) and Ryuji Sueoka(53th).

���� Salgaocar went into attacking mode with their swift shortpasses as they had the lion share of ball possession, butcould�not find early success as they�met stiff resistance fromONGC rear guard and had to wait till the half an hour mark toopen their account.

���� ONGC keeper Prosenjit Ghosh�committed an error of comingout to thwart Gilbert Oliveira cross from the right but missedthe flight of the ball as he leaped high to punch the ball andYakubu who was following the ball headed into the empty net.

���� Ryuji Sueoka then split the defence with a through passto Gilbert Oliveira who beat keeper Prosenjit Ghosh with avolley to find the far corner of the net ten minutes later tohave Salgaocar leading 2-0 at half time.

Gilbert Oliveira who played with perfect understandingalong with Ryuji Sueoka and Francis Fernandes then swelled thelead in the 50th minute with a� swift counter move.

Sueoka from the middle laid a pass to Francis Fernandeson the left who after getting better of rival defenders sent adeep cross into the box for Gilbert Oliveira who controlledthe ball before slotting the ball into the net. .

Story first published: Monday, February 28, 2011, 11:06 [IST]
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