Kochi: Kerala beat Pondicherry 4-1 to enter the final round of the Santhosh Trophy. It was the final match of South Zone Group B. Kerala topped the scoreboard with nine points.
Nijo Gilbert scored the first goal in a penalty in the 21st minute. This is the fourth goal of Gilbert in this series. Arjun, Noufal and Bujair scored one each for Kerala.
In the first two matches, Kerala had beat Andaman Nicobar (9-0) and Lakshadweep (5-0).