Kolkata/Vizag, 27 February
Bengal were held to a 0-0 draw by Punjab in a Santosh Trophy match today according to information received here. The match was dominted by Punjab who were thwarted by the Bengal backline. Bengal&’s best chance came in the 60th minute through Kartik who missed the target. Tamil Nadu defeated Goa 3-2 in another match.
MSC need a win: Mohammedan Sporting will entertain Sporting Clube de Goa in the round 19 encounter of the Airtel I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium here tomorrow.
The teams come into this fixture on the back of contrasting forms as Mohammedan SC have lost their last four matches while Sporting Clube are on a five-match unbeaten run.
The respective targets for each side are also completely different as the Kolkata giants are just a point above rock-bottom Rangdajied United while Sporting Clube are very much in the title race as they are three behind league leaders Bengaluru FC with a game in hand. But instead of focusing on their recent troubles, Mohammedan Sporting will remind themselves of the reverse fixture in Goa back in October. They produced one of their best performances of the season to win 3-1.
Salgaocar buoyant: Fresh from their two straight wins against Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting, Salgaocar will look to keep their winning momentum going when they take on Shillong Lajong FC tomorrow in the 18th round of the I-League, at Tilak Stadium here. Both the teams are tied on 24 points each from 16 matches.