Ryuji''s brace floors Dempo �������

Margao, Jan 19 (PTI) Ryuji Sueoka scored a brace asSalgaocar Sports Club came from behind to score a deserving3-1 win over Dempo Sports Club to move to second place in theI-League, during their round 10 derby clash at the NehruStadium here today.

After Sueoka cancelled Kalu Ogba''s third minute strike inthe 32nd minute, Salgaocar took control of the match andscored�through Man of the Match Francis Fernandes (65th),before Sueoka�sealed Dempo''s fate by converting a penalty inthe 80th minute.

Salgaocar, who lost to Mohun Bagan in their previousmatch, started in a whirlwind fashion as they played withquick short passes and had the first chance early in thesecond minute but Marcus Mascarenhas'' shot went straight atthe rival keeper who collected it.

Dempo made a counter move and scored a minute later.

Following a flag kick from the right, Debabrata Roy floatedthe ball into the goal where Kalu Ogba found the corner of thenet with a firm header.

However, Salgaocar did not lose hope after the set backand quickly regrouped.

Sueoka, who played as a withdrawn striker, linked alongwith Tomba Singh to spearhead the attack and with good supportfrom the flanks by Anthony Barbosa and Francis Fernandes,Salgaocar kept the rival defense under sustained pressure witha flurry of moves.

Singh and Barbosa took shots in turn but�failed to directthe ball on target when well placed inside the box. Dempocustodian Laxmikant Kattimani had to stretch himself to keepthe slate clean as he put out shots from Sueoka and a headerfrom Barbosa.(More) PTI MCSVKV

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