Verna SC entered the quarter-finals of Vodafone inter-village football tournament when they knocked out Don Bosco Oratary, Fatorda by a solitary goal at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Monday.

The winner by Richard Dias propelled Verna into the quarter-finals. Richard Dias hit a powerful 35-yard shot which stunned Oratary keeper Terreecne Barbosa. Don Bosco had a couple of chances to restore parity but were way off the mark in the pacey match. In the last minute of play, Verna had a chance to make it 2-0 but Richard’s shot missed the mark narrowly. [NT]