Betalbatim Sporting Club entered the semifinals of late Joao Francisco/Luiza Pacheco Cup football tournament defeating CAC, Cansaulim 6-5 via the tie breaker played at panchayat grounds in Betalbatim on Thursday. The teams played a 1-1 draw during the regulation time.
Betalbatim went into lead following a good goal scored by Manushawn Fernandes in the 28th minute through a cracking header as he leaped high to connect a cross from Clifford Miranda to beat CAC keeper Clinton Silva.
CAC, who took time to settle, levelled the score in the 38th minute through Veegan Ferrao whose shot gave no chance at all to Betalbatim keeper Micky Antao.
In the tie breaker was adopted where Betalbatim proved to be the better shooters, scoring accurately through Klusner Pereira, Oliver D’Souza, Selio Fernandes, Dylan Rodrigues and Malcom Afonso. Cansaulim could find the mark only through Chedwick Furtado, Veegan Ferrao, Ashley Borges and R