Malappuram | Services won the Santosh Trophy against Gujarat. Services won by three goals to one. The Army team won the match after trailing by one goal. Nikhil Sharma, Krishnakantha Singh and Pintu Mahatha scored for Services while Jai Kanani scored Gujarat’s consolation goal.
Gujarat scored in the 20th minute. From the right wing, Pranav Ramachandra overtook the Kanses Services defender and passed to the first box. The service then had several chances but could not convert any of them into goals. Services equalized in the 45th minute. Ronaldo Singh’s pass to the box from the right wing was blocked by Gujarat defender Nikhil Sharma. Nikhil connected the ball to the goal with ease.
Services, who had been attacking the Gujarat box since the start of the second half, took the lead in the 49th minute. Vivek Kumar’s goal post was hit by Gujarat defender Krishnakanta Singh. The star did not make a mistake. Services doubled their lead in the 85th minute. Krishnakanta Singh’s pass from the left wing was headed in by Pintu Mahatha.