K H Ninthouigamba inspired Infant Jesus Academy, Vasco, Goa to an upset win over Krishnadevpur High School, Burdwan while Nagaland made a thumping start to their campaign with a 10-0 hammering of GSS, Car Nicobar in the Under-14 category of the 54th Subroto Cup football tournament here on Saturday.
The marquee clash of the day was obviously between country's two footballing nurseries of Goa and West Bengal and the former managed to turn around a 2-0 deficit in style.
India Under-14 international, Ninthouigamba scored a brace (49th and 51st minute) and skipper Abhijit Sarkar (39th) and Abu Taheer (42nd) chipped in with a goal each to complete the turnaround.
Earlier, Sayan Das's 24th minute strike and and Sheikh Mohammed Ali's opportunistic goal in the 35th minute had put the Burdwan side in driver's seat.
"This was a good result for us and will motivate us to do better in the later matches," Ninthouigamba said after the game.
Earlier in the day, Nagaland rode on hat-tricks from Ghunaka (12th, 46th, 48th) and Noketho (20th, 33rd, 38th) to bulldoze the Car Nicobar outfit.
MSP Higher Sec School, Kerala 0 draw Anand Niketan School, Gujrat 0
NG Town High School, Sambalpur (Odisha) 4 (Bishal omar 8 & 47, Rajesh Omar 25 & 48) bt Tyndale Biscal School (Jammu) 0
Betkuchi High School, Assam 1(Nayanjyoti Kuli 42) bt BKSP, Bangladesh 0
Nagaland 10 (Mukashu 9th; Ghunaka 12th, 46th, 48th; Kato 20th, 32nd; Noketho 20th, 33rd, 38th; Tokaui 34th, 41st) bt GSS, Car-Nicobar 0.