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Santosh Trophy 2018: West Bengal vs Kerala, Live Match Updates

West Bengal 0-1 Kerala; Full TIme
Updated: 27 March 2018 17:02 IST - Published: 27 March 2018 16:31 IST
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Full Time
Despite Bengal dominating majority of the game it's Kerala who runaway as winners. With the win, the visitors finish the group stage as leaders, establishing their dominion over Santosh Trophy heavyweights West Bengal. 

KP Rahul scored a late winner for Kerala as they look to continue the momentum in the knockout phase. For Bengal, it has been a great run but the hosts eventually failed to continue their unbeaten streak in the tournament with today's loss. 
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And, it's all over here. The referee blows the whistle to signal the end of the match.
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90' Substitution for Kerala. Jithin Gopalan comes in Afdal 
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88' GOOAAALLLL! KP Rahul puts Kerala ahead! The youngster makes a late run into the box, before finishing it off nicely, into the top corner!!
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79' Bengal looking to take the aerial route in order to break the deadlock but Kerala are exposing very little in their defence. 
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77' Sanchayan Samadaar makes an ambitious attempt from distance but Hajmal collects it comfortably
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75' Chancee!!
Sreekuttan with a surging run down the right flank as he whips in a ball for Afdal. The Kerala striker leaps the make a contact but Ranajit Mazumder fists the danger away. Both players go down in the scuffle 
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70' The referee blows the whistle for a water break as the players head for a short breather
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60' A lot of exchange in possession in the midfield as both the teams are failing to capitalize in the final third
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55' Ranajit Mazumder makes a brilliant save from point-blank range to deny Kerala the break. Both teams still tied at 0-0
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50' Kerala with a promising surge  but no end result on the attack
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46' And we are underway as Kerala kicks it off from the middle.
The visitors have made two half-time changes. 
Anurag PC & Shamnas go out for Sreekuttan VS and Muhammed Parokkottil
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Half Time
Bengal has dominated possession and looked the better team this afternoon. However, Kerala looks to be vying for a tactical stalemate in order to finish as leaders of Group A.

Bengal will need to be more clinical in the next half if they fancy a win, especially with Kerala exposing very little in their defence
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45+2' Kerala with the final attack of the half as the referee blows the whistle or halftime
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45' 2 minutes have been added on. 
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43' Rajon Burman with a chance in front of the goal but Hajmal shows strong hands to keep the ball out 
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43' Nabi Khan with another long throw-in in the final minutes of the first half but Bengal fails to capitalize on the chance
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40' Ankit Mukherjee coming deep to help Bengal break the deadlock but Kerala are keeping their defence extremely narrow to avoid conceding any goals
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38' A long throw-in from Bengal into the Kerala box but the visitors avert the danger with ease
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36' Nabi Khan maintaining a strong backline as Kerala find tough to penetrate the Bengal defence. 
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33' What a chance!!

Khangembam Singh provides an impeccable grounded curler to beat the defenders and find Sujay Dutta in front of the net. However, the Bengal midfielder miscues his shot as the Kerala defenders breathe easy
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31' And we are back from the break as Bengal resumes with a throw in
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30' A silky move by Bengal on the left flank but the ball is put out for a throw-in. The players head for a short breather as the ref blows the whistle for a water break
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28' Chancee!!
U-21 talent Anurag whips in a dangerous ball into the Bengal box but a mistimed header by the Kerala striker puts the danger at bay
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25' Bengal moving around the ball confidently but the precision is lacking in the final third
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