Curtorim Gymkhana got the better of St Anthony Sports Club, Colva by a solitary first half goal to advance into the semi-finals of 1st Balaji Ambe memorial inter-village football tournament organized by Cuncolim Union, at Cuncolim ground, Cuncolim.
St Anthony could have taken the lead in the ninth minute but forward Jovisco Fernandes muffed an easy opportunity. Curtorim forged ahead through Melvin Fernandes in the 23rd minute with a powerful shot from 15 yards which beat St Anthony goalkeeper Dulio Andrade.
In the second half both teams tried to score but to no avail. In the dying minutes, St Anthony’s Jovisco Fernandes shot wide on two occasions.
Curtorim will meet Rossman Cruz, Verna in the first semi-final on January 5. [H]