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70th Santosh Trophy Senior National - Maharastra beat J&K in the opening match

 NEW DELHI: The Final phase of the 70th Santosh Trophy kicked-off in Nagpur, Maharashtra today (February 29, 2106) with Maharashtra defeating Jammu & Kashmir 3-1 and Railways holding Mizoram to a 1-1 draw in the Group A fixtures.

After a goalless first half, Railways took in the lead in the 54th minute courtesy of a Jagtar Singh strike, however Mizoram equalized in the dying embers of the match to make the final scoreline read 1-1.
 
Meanwhile a brace second half brace from substitute Shrikant Vermallu, who scored in the 61st and the 70th minute, and a Raynier Fernandes strike in the 84th minute, after Jammu & Kashmir minimized their deficit through Syed Sohaib in the 64th minute, lead Maharashtra to an easy win over Jammu & Kashmir.
 
With this win Maharashtra, go on top of Group A in the Santosh Trophy.
 
The Group B fixtures are slated to kick-off tomorrow with Tamil Nadu taking on Assam and West Bengal clashing swords against Goa. 

While Group A consists of Services, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Railways and Maharashtra; Group B consists of Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal and Goa.
 
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