Santosh Trophy: Mizoram stun Kerala 1-0

July 28th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Mizoram upset Kerala 1-0 to move into the quarterfinals of the 64th Santosh Trophy inter-state football competition here Wednesday.

Beikhokhei struck the winner in the 63rd minute by skillfully foxing two rival defenders and then played well with Lalhlimthra to finish off with a firm right footer that ended the campaign of five-time winners Kerala.

Kerala looked lacklustre as Mizoram dominated the show at the Salt Lake Stadium for the major part of the game.

The Mizos could have gone ahead in the later stages of the opening session, but David Lalrinmuana’s power-packed left footer found the crosspiece in the way.

Mizoram will play Tamil Nadu in their maiden quarterfinal game.

On Thursday, title holders Goa will lock horns with Karnataka, while Services will take on Punjab in quarterfinal exchanges.

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