Curtorim: Sao Jose de Areal got the better of SCC Loutolim 1-0 to move into the final of the Wilred Leisure Soccer Cup football tournament organised by Wilred Leisure SC, Curtorim, at St Alex church ground, Curtorim, on Wednesday.
It was a neck-to-neck contest where Loutolim had the first best chance through upcoming striker Doyl Alves but the latter’s move was foiled by Areal defender in the 3rd minute.
In the tenth minute, Loutolim’s Steve Gomes had a chance to break the deadlock but the latter’s shot failed to find the Areal net.
Areal made some attacking moves through strikers Franky Valadares and Daryl Costa in the 34th and 40th minutes respectively but the Loutolim keeper Meiben Fernandes saved both the shots brilliantly.
It was Areal’s Mario Barretto of Areal who netted the match-winner in the 48th minute with a placement shot.
Sao Jose de Areal will now meet the winner of DBO Fatorda and Goa Velha in the final on August 12. [H]