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.
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.
GirlsU-17: Uttar Pradesh btJharkhand5-0;Manipur btChandigarh10-1.
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