LUDHIANA, March 15 (PTI): Services lifted the Santosh Trophy after edging out hosts Punjab 5-4 via tie-breaker in a nail-biting summit clash at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
In the first half, Services had an upper hand and initiated a couple of moves but their attempts did not materialise into goals. In the second half, Lalramnieng Mawia and Arun Tudu combined made well to pierce through rivals but a defender cleared the ball with hand. Services players argued with the referee for a penalty kick, but he awarded a flag corner but they could not do much.
During the tie-breaker all the five players including Captain Anthony, Vibin, Francis Zonuntulnga, Arun Tudu and Rakesh Singh scored goal for the winners.