Betalbatim: Betalbatim SC got the better of Cana Benaulim Sporting Association 4-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Late Joao Francisco and Luiza Pacheco Cup organised by Betalbatim SC, at Betalbatim Panchyat ground, on Wednesday.
Betalbatim midfielder Clifford Miranda in the 4th and 6th minute sent in well measured balls to Klusner Pereira and Joaquim D’Costa but both strikers fumbled with the chances to score from the Benaulim box.At the other end, Benaulim striker Vellesely Afonso’s solo effort was thwarted by Betalbatim defender Frazier Rogtao in the 12th minute.
After that some tricky moves, Clifford Miranda netted a brace in the 15th and 20th minutes. 30 minutes later, Joel Fernandes pulled a goal back for Benaulim.Betalbatim further inflated the lead through Klusner Pereira and Selio Fernandes in the 55th and 63rd minutes respectively to make it 4-1 for Betalbatim. Betalbatim SC will now meet CAC Cansaulim on August 8 in the quarter-finals. [H]