Coached by former India striker Biswajit Bhattacharya, West Bengal reached the final by defeating Services 1-0. Surajit Hansda put Bengal ahead in the first half of the match. That score stood till the end.
Reserve Bank Employees Sports Club felicitated their ex Mali Mr. Damodar Barik, donating 8 lakhs to him
On Monday, September 26, the Reserve Bank Employees Sports Club felicitated with a collection amount of Rupees 8 lakhs to Mr. Damodor Barik, who served the club as a Mali (Gardner) for nearly 25 years.
Santosh Trophy, the Hero Senior National Football Championship is held every year since it was founded in 1941. The tournament, however, was not held in 2019-20 and 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and finally it returned for Santosh Trophy 2022 in Kerala.
Bengal has won the title record 32 times, beating second-placed Punjab which has been crowned on eight occasions. Kerala has just won Santosh Trophy 2022 to take their tally to 7 times.
Kerala clinched the Santosh Trophy 2022 with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over West Bengal in a thrilling final at the Manjeri Payyanad Stadium.
West Bengal will now face Kerala in the finals of the Santosh Trophy at Payyanad Stadium on May 2, 2022. Kerala booked tickets to the final after defeating Karnataka 7-3 on Thursday. Kerala last met Bengal in the 2018 Santosh Trophy Final. Kerala beat them 4-2 in the shootout to lift Santosh Trophy after a gap of 14 years.
After a goalless first half, Bengal breaks Rajasthan’s resilience and pumps in three goals.
The big clash lived up to its billing as it was a closely fought affair where West Bengal refused to wilt under the pressure, but Kerala's quality shone through as they secured a hard-fought 2-0 win at the Manjeri Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram.