Down 1-4 within the sixty fifth minute, defending champion Kerala made a shocking comeback and compelled Maharashtra to a 4-4 attract a Group ‘A’ match of the 76th Santosh Trophy National soccer championship in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.
Kerala struck three targets in a 11-minute spell shortly after that, and one in every of them, scored by V. Arjun, who neatly danced previous two defenders and despatched the ball in with a left-footer from simply exterior the field, was a magnificence.
Kerala is presently within the fourth spot (4 factors from three video games) within the group whereas Punjab, which defeated host Odisha 2-1 with two late targets, is on high together with Karnataka (each with seven factors from three matches).
Karnataka blanked Goa 2-0 for its second win within the six-team group.
Group A: Kerala (Vishak Mohanan 38, Nijo Gilbert 66-p, V. Arjun 70, John Paul Jose 77) drew with Maharashtra 4 (Sufiyan Shaikh 17, Himanshu Patil 20, Sumit Bhandari 34, Tejas Raut 42).
Punjab 2 (Jang Bahadur Singh 75, Kamaldeep 82) bt Odisha 1 (Anand Oram 90+3).
Karnataka 2 (Jacob John Kattookaren 33, Abhishekh Shankar Powar 50) bt Goa 0.
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