Services lift Santosh Trophy Football; beat Punjab 1-nil in final

In Football, the Services lifted the Santosh Trophy, beating Punjab 1-nil in the final at Ludhiana today. In the first half, both the teams were goal-less. In the second half, Services scored the lone goal and held on till the final whistle.

In the semi-finals earlier, eight-time champions Punjab had defeated five-time winners Goa 2-1 to enter their 15th final. Services beat Karnataka 4-3 in the semis via a penalty shootout to book a place in the title clash for the 11th time.

The Hindu

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