3/21/2018 4:59:18 PM (GMT+3)

Bengal top group with another confident win in Santosh Trophy

Bengal top group with another confident win in Santosh Trophy

CALCUTTA, India: Defending champions Bengal thrashed Maharashtra 5-1 for their second successive win in the National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy here on Wednesday.

Leander Dharmai had put the visitors in the lead in the eighth minute at the Sailen Manna Sports Complex in Howrah Maidan, but the hosts hit back with a renewed confidence in the second half.

Bengal, 32-time champions, scored through Monotosh Chakladar (55th), Jiten Murmu (62nd), Bidyasagar Singh (79th and 82nd) and Rajan Barman (89th) to complete a stunning victory.

Bengal next face Kerala on March 27.

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