Sunil Chhetri scored once and set up the second to help JCT score an easy 2-0 win over Viva Kerala in a 12th round encounter of the ONGC I-League on Saturday.
JCT failed to stamp their authority in a scoreless first half but showed their mettle after resumption with Chhetri in the thick of things.
Chhetri dribbled past a couple of defenders before feeding Eduardo da Silva who sent a powerful grounder to put the Punjab side ahead in the 56th minute.
Man-of-the-match Chhetri rounded off the tally four minutes later.
Viva Kerala missed a golden opportunity to reduce the margin in the 80th minute when Wisdom Abbey's shot missed the target by a whisker.
JCT now have 25 ponits from 12 matches while the Kerala side have collected 12 points from 12 games.
JCT take on Air India in the next round at home on February 10.