Services got here up with a assured efficiency to down Uttarakhand 4-1 in its closing group-E outing of the 77th Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy, on the GNDU Sports Complex, Amritsar on Tuesday. With this win Services claimed the highest spot within the group standings with an all win file. Mizoram took the second spot within the group league standings by trouncing Pondicherry 6-0.
The consequence helped Services web the complete 15 factors from 5 wins. It joined the opposite group league winners — Goa, Delhi, Manipur, Assam and Maharashtra — within the closing spherical — the dates of that are but to be introduced — which can be performed within the Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar.
The six group league winner joined holder Karnataka, final 12 months’s runner-up Meghalaya and host Arunachal, which secured an automated qualification to the ultimate stage earlier.
The three finest group league runners-up — Mizoram, Kerala and Railways — additionally moved to the ultimate stage, which can be performed in a 12-team format. The closing spherical, which could have the 12 groups divided in two teams, will see one other part of group league matches from the place the most effective two groups of every group will progress to the semifinals.
The outcomes: Group E: Services 4 (Bikash Thapa 30, 75, Samir Murmu 41, 66) bt Uttarakhand 1 (Ayush Bisht 48); Mizoram 6 (Lalkhawpuimawia 16, 87, Pc Lallawmkima 72, 77, 83, Lalrinchhana Tochhawg 90+5) bt Puducherry 0; Sikkim 2 (Basil Limboo 13, Ong Tshering Lepcha 25) bt Daman and Diu 1 (Sagar Shekhar Powar 10).
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