Snows Football Academy, Raia entered the finals of Yaari Cup Football Tournament defeating Betalabatim SC 3-1 in the semifinals match played at Cuncolim grounds on Saturday.
It was the Betalbatim team that went into the lead in the 14th minute when Jeben Dias dodged two Snows players after defender Frazier Rogtao passed the ball to him and then on entering the box placed the ball to the far end of Snow nets to beat keeper Leo Colaso.
Betalbatim who had a good game in the first session, could not contain the fast moving Snows strikers in the second session.
Snows’s effort bore fruit when in the 65th minute Lloyd Cardozo levelled the score when he beat the Betalabtim keeper Micky Antao with a stiff grounder after striker Oiklex Olivera passed the ball to him into the box. Goaded by the success, Snows pressed harder and scored the match winner in the 70th minute when Jesico Fernandes banged the ball in off a pass from Oilex Oliveira.
Betalbatim defenders like Manushan Fernandes and Shervin Costa, did a lot of overlapping in the second session and even tried some shots at the rival goal, but Snows keeper Leo Colaso stood tall.