UC Benaulim edge past Goa Velha

United Club Benaulim edged past Goa Velha Sports Club by a solitary goal to cruise into the quarter-finals of 1st Balaji Ambe memorial inter-village football tournament organized by Cuncolim Union, at Cuncolim ground.

Benaulim forged ahead in the 18th minute through Zammaro Rodrigues off a through pass from Neliston D'Silva. In the 25th minute, Goa Velha could have restored parity but Roydon Camilo shot was saved by Benaulim goalkeeper Constao D'Silva.
In the second half, Goa Velha dominated and could have neutralized the lead but Sedroy Afonso failed to connect a pass from Vishant Pednekar. Later, Goa Velha's Chetan Naik powerful 15 yard shot hit the goalpost. Goa Velha forwards created opportunities but the Benaulim goalkeeper stood tall in protecting his citadel. [H]