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Santosh Trophy: Maharashtra edge past Rajasthan 1-0

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

scored their third successive win Tuesday when they overcame 1-0 in the concluding match of the West Zone leg of the AIFF National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy 2018-19 at Solapur.

Having convincingly defeated and Dadra & Nagar Haveli in the previous rounds, the hosts struggled to break down the packed defence and were also denied on a couple of times by framework, a said.

finally broke the deadlock when Dhruwesh Nijap scored the decisive winner midway through the second session to help his team snatch the win.

Earlier, proved too strong for Dadra & Nagar Haveli as they charged to a thumping 10-0 win.

Leading Gujarat's charge to victory was striker Pavan Ramanuj who scored five goals and Aditya Jha got two.

and scored one each while scored an own goal.

and have qualified for the final round of for the Santosh Trophy 2018-19 to be held later this year, the release stated.

Results: Maharashtra 1 (Dhruwesh Nijap) beat 0.

10 (5, Aditya Jha 2, Musamiyan Syed, Nitin Singh, Francis Barbosa-OG) beat Dadra & Nagar Haveli 0.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:20 IST