Kalyani: Alok Mukherjee’s Bengal has defeated Bhaichung Bhutia’s state Sikkim 2-1 in their first Santosh Trophy match. Babun and Sunny scored the brace for Bengal brigade, whereas Narhari Shrestha found the net for Sikkim.
Bengal squandered many chances otherwise they could have scored many more goals. Bengal Coach, Mukherjee said, “First match of any tournament is tough. I’m happy that my team has won, but if we managed to net more goals, I would have been happier.” One team will advance in the next round among Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha.
Mukherjee has taken charge after 8 long years, he has Basudev Mondal and Hemanta Dora—his assistants respectively.