SRINAGAR: Punjab scored a 1-0 victory over Jammu and Kashmir in a Group- B encounter of the North zone qualifying round of the 68th Santosh Trophy Senior National Football Championship played at Dr BR Ambedkar Football Stadium.
Punjab shot into the lead in the 37th minute when their mid-fielder put the ball in the right corner post and breaching J&K goalkeeper’s full length dive.
J&K made several attempts to equalize but couldn’t beat the strong defence of Punjab as they maintained the decisive lead till the final whistle blew.
With this win Punjab lead the table with six points by winning both their matches and J&K with 3 points is at second position.
J&K’s qualifying chances will remain alive If they beat Himachal Pradesh in their last match of qualifying round and if UP wins their last match against Punjab.