Santosh Trophy: Kerala thrashed Lakshadweep by 5:0


Kochi: Kerala began their campaign in the Santosh Trophy South Zone qualifiers with an emphatic 5-0 over Lakshadweep at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.

Kerala opened the scoring early on in the fourth minute. Nijo Gilbert converted a penalty in the fourth minute to give Kerala the much-deserved lead. Jesin doubled the lead in the 12th minute. To put more pressure on Lakshadweep, Ubaidullah was sent off in the 26th minute for a foul on Mohammad Safnad.

In the 36th minute, Lakshadweep goalkeeper accidentally hit Tanveer's leg and turned into a goal. Score remain 3:0 in the half time.

S Rajesh made it 4-0 in the 82nd, while Arjun Jayaraj completed the tally in injury time.

Kerala's next game is against Andaman and Nicobar on Friday.

Watch the highlights of Kerala 5-0 Lakshadweep match

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