Indian Football: Services stun Bengal 2-1 in Santosh Trophy

Services stun Bengal 2-1 in Santosh Trophy


Bhubaneswar:  Services made a strong comeback after trailing by one goal to stun Bengal 2-1 in the 76th National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy here on Monday.

Naro Hari Shreshta put multiple-time champions Bengal ahead in the 14th minute but Services struck back through goals from P Christopher Kamei (41st) and Bikash Thapa (82nd) to run away with all the three points.

Bengal are without a win after two matches. They just have one point from the draw with Delhi in their opening match. Bengal head coach Bishwajit Bhattacharya had hoped that a day’s rest, some contemplation and as many as five changes to his starting eleven would galvanise his side that looked lacklustre in their opening match, which they drew with Delhi. But it wasn’t to be.

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