Santosh Trophy – Bengal – Goa share points; Services win on day 5

Goa, Mar 16: Bengal strengthen their position at the top of the table following their goalless stalemate against Goa in Group A clash of the 71st Santosh Trophy at the GMC Bambolim stadium here on Thursday.

Coming on the back of two consecutive wins against Chandigarh and Services, Bengal started strongly against Goa. Bengal dominated the game, but couldn’t get past the Goan defence. Francis Zountlunga scored the winner in the 8th minute from a penalty spot. Though Chandigarh tried their best to find the equalizer, eventually it eluded them to leave the pitch empty handed.

Following the result, Bengal are at the pole position with seven points from three matches while Goa have four points from two games.

In another group A match played earlier at Tilak Maidan in Vasco, defending champions Services opened their account with a 1-0 in over Chandigarh. After today’s match, Chandigarh has three points from same number of  games while Services has three points from two matches.

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Match 9: Services – 1 (Francis Zountlunga 8’) beat Chandigarh – 0

Match 10: West Bengal – 0 draw Goa – 0