Wed , 26 Jun 2019

Santosh Trophy - Kerala beat Railways

 NEW DELHI: Strong contenders Kerala began their campaign on a winning note in the 71st National Championship for the Santosh Trophy when they rallied to beat Railways 4-2 at the GMC Bambolim Stadium in Goa on Wednesday (March 15, 2017).

In another match, Punjab and Mizoram played a goalless draw at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco.
The wake-up call for Kerala came in the 18th minute when Railways surged into the lead through Rajesh Soosanayakam.
However, Kerala restored parity within three minutes with Jobby Justin scoring in the 21st minute.
Kerala took the vital 2-1 lead just prior to the interval, this time Justin doubling the score in added time (45+1).
Changing over, Kerala were gifted a 3-1 lead when Railways Deepak Kachhap scored an own goal in the 63rd minute.
Thereafter, Kerala captain Usman made it 4-1 in the 72nd minute to take it beyond Railways’ reach.
Soosanayakam did score another for Railways in the 86th minute but it came a bit too late.