Thrissur: Philip Pereira’s golden goal carried Goa to the the final of the junior national football championship for the B.C. Roy Trophy at the floodlit Corporation Stadium here Thursday night.
The opening semi-final saw Goa and Uttar Pradesh being locked goalless at the end of the regulation time.
In the eighth time of extra time, Pereira shot in the all important goal to send Uttar Pradesh crashing.
The second semi-final between Karnataka and holders Punjab will be played Friday.