Pilerne Sports Club registered a solitary goal win over Goa Velha Sports Club to enter the quarter-finals of Candolim Panchayat Soccer Cup, organised by Candolim Sports Club at Dr Gustavo Monteiro stadium, Candolim grounds, on Wednesday.
Pilerne surged ahead in the 15th minute through Virat Male who controlled the ball off Saraj Harpadkar before placing the ball past keeper Anson D’Souza.
Goa Velha should have equalised five minutes later but Joy Gonsalves’ blistering shot was fisted over the post by keeper Blasco Fernandes.
Another chance went abegging in the 22nd minute as Pilerne defender Caetano Paes brought down Joy inside the danger zone, prompting the referee to point to the dreaded spot. Joy Gonsalves’ shot from the penalty spot was saved by the Pilerne keeper. [NT]