Four times champion Services today defeated formidable Goa 1-0 to make it the final of the 70th Senior National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy here today, thanks to a self-goal scored just three minutes before the final whistle.
The two teams failed to score a goal during the 90 minutes of the game and in the four additional minutes after which the match went for extra time.
Both the teams made some attempts but Services either shot over the bar or shot wide from close range as they enjoyed the superiority.
Even the first 15 minutes of the extra time was wasted and it was at the fag end of game when a brilliant move by P Jain and Arjun Tudu saw a goal scoring opportunity but the Goan keeper Laxminath Kattimani foiled the attempt. But in the process the ball rolled in the goal when a defender while trying to clear could not do so.
In the second semi-final to be played later in the day, Tamil Nadu will take on Maharashtra.