Kochi: Kerala defeated Andaman Nicobar 9-0 in the South Zone Group B match of Santhosh Trophy.
TK Jesin and Nijo Gilbert scored two goals each. Vibin Thomas, Arun Jayaraj, K Salman, PN Noufal and Muhammed Safnad scored one each. With this win, Kerala topped the scoreboard.
Though Andaman is a weaker team, it managed to hold Kerala till the 38th minute. But Kerala scored three before the whistle for halftime.
Kerala had beaten Lakshadweep 5-0 in the first group match. The next match is with Pondicherry.
The group winner will contest the Santosh Trophy's final rounds at Kozhikode and Manjeri in January 2022.