Goa, Mar 15: Jobby Justin’s brace helped Kerala beat Railways 4-2 in a group B match of the 71st Santosh Trophy clash at the GMC Bambolim stadium here on Wednesday.
Railways took the lead through Rajesh Soosanayakam in the 18th minute. However, Kerala equalised within 3 minutes with Jobby Justin scoring in the 21st minute. Kerala took the lead at the stroke of half time, this time Justin scoring in the added time.
In the second half, Kerala were gifted a third goal when Railways Deepak Kachhap scored an own goal in the 63rd minute. Kerala captain Usman made it 4-1 in the 72nd minute. Railways scored another goal through Soosanayakam in the 86th minute but it came a bit too late.
In the second match of the day at Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Punjab and Mizoram played out a goalless.
Match 7: Kerala – 4 (Jobby Justin 21, 45+1’, Deepak Kachhap OG 63’, Usman 72’) beat Railways – 2 (Rajesh Soosanayakam 18’, 86’)
Match 8: Punjab – 0 draw Mizoram – 0