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Khelo India: Punjab, Kerala post big wins infootball

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Mixed fortunes marked Kerala's opening fixtures in theKhelo Youth Gamesfootball competition here Thursday with their Under-21 boys team dropping a point to and their Under-17 girls swamping by a 28-0 margin.

Dhruvgave the lead in the 62nd minute, but nine minutes later Habeeb Rahman fired the equaliser to save a point for Kerala, a issued here said.

In the girls match, rode onMeghnas seven-goal blitz as the hapless Himachal Pradeshgirls were put to the sword.

Other scorers for the southern team included Sona (5), Sreelakshmi and Amaya (3 each) and Abhirami, Bhagya, Theertha and Ananya (2 apece).

Led by a brace fromS Longjam, opened their campaign with awhirlwind 6-1 win over Uttarakhandin the boys U-17 section.

had to wage a grim battle to down Odisha 1-0 in their U-21 girlsopener.

MariyammalBalamurugam's strike in the seventhminute turning out to be the match-winner.

Later, scoring twice in each half,Karnatakacollected full pointswith a 4-1 win over in the U-21 tournament.

and scored in the first half, while and Michael Touthangboosted the scoreline after the break.

For Mizoram, H P Lalremruata scoredthe consolation goal.

There was consolation in the Under-17 competition for who got the better of hosts 3-0.

InaU-21 girls match, easily trounced 13-0.

Lalchhanhimi, (four each) Lalrinmuani (3) and Lalnuntluangi (2)were the scorers.

Results: U-21 (Boys) KeraladrewwithChandigarh 1-1, Mizoram bt Maharashtra3-0.

U-17 (Boys) beat Uttrakhand6-1, bt Mizoram 4-1.

U-21 (Girls): btOdisha 1-0, Mizorambt Himachal 13-0.

U-17 (Girls): Keralabt 28-0 Odisha bt 2-0.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 21:41 IST