Khelo football: Goaspoil Manipurs party
Pune, Jan 11 (PTI)Goaspoiled Manipurs partyby handing them a 1-0 defeat in the boys U-21categorywhile thegirls from the North-Eastopened their campaign with thumping wins in the football competition of the Khelo India Youth Games in Puneon Friday.
Manipur girls proved too strong for their rivals in boththe U-17 and U-21 categories, defeating Chandigarh 10-1 in the former category and Jharkhand 12-0in the senior event.
In a keen contest, Goa took the lead in the 20thminute throughVeegan, who converted a spot kick.
Manipur threw everything they had atGoa goal but failed to find the equaliser, allowing the Goans to open their campaign with the full three points.
In the boys U-17section,Kerala downed Uttar Pradesh 4-2, Maharashtra outplayed Odisha 4-1 with goals from Sufiyan Faheem Shiekh (3) and Aman Vishal Khanna (1) and in U-21 boys action Punjab overpowered Karnataka 3-2.
Result: Boys U-21: Goa bt Manipur1-0; Punjab bt Karnataka 3-2.
Boys U-17: Kerala bt Uttar Pradesh 4-2; Maharashtra bt Odisha 4-1
Girls U-21:Manipur bt Jharkhand12-0; Maharashtra bt Bihar2-1
GirlsU-17: Uttar Pradesh btJharkhand5-0;Manipur btChandigarh10-1