After a stunning loss to Meghalaya in its earlier recreation, Manipur recovered properly to thrash West Bengal 4-1 in a Group ‘B’ match of the 76 th Santosh Trophy National soccer championship in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
Delhi had achieved Manipur a favour earlier within the day by forcing group chief Services to a 1-1 draw with an harm time equaliser. That late equaliser made Services anticipate its semifinal spot and left the battle for Riyadh (the place the semifinals and closing shall be performed) open.
And with Railways holding Meghalaya goalless, Manipur’s possibilities of getting into the semifinal improved for it has now climbed to the second spot within the six-team group with six factors, one level behind group chief Services after three matches.
Manipur’s star of the present was its captain Singam Subash Singh who scored a aim and had a hand within the workforce’s different targets too.
Meanwhile, the high-flying Services took the lead halfway via the primary half via midfielder Christopher Kamei and simply when it thought it had wrapped up the match got here the equaliser, an personal aim from defender P.P. Shafeel within the third minute of harm time, that noticed the workforce share factors with Delhi. A win at this time would have made Services the primary workforce to enter the semifinal.
The outcomes (Group B) Manipur 4 (Naoba Meitei 11, Subash Singh 37, Biswajit Hembrom 81-og, Naocha Singh 90+4) bt Bengal 1 (Souvik Kar 54).
Services 1 (Christopher Kamei 21-p) drew with Delhi 1 (P.P. Shafeel 90+3-OG).
Meghalaya 0 drew with Railways 0.
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