Panaji: Goa pipped Karnataka 1-0 in football at the Khelo India Youth Games being held at SAI Sports Centre football ground, Guwahati on Tuesday.
After a goalless first half, Allwyn Vaz scored the match winning goal for Goa in the 54th minute. Karnataka had a golden opportunity to make it all square when they were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes of the game, but they failed to convert it.
Goa will next play Assam in their Group B fixture on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Goa’s Ashwini Gaonkar had to settle for a bronze in 70-kg judo event, after she lost to an Uttar Pradesh opponent in the semis. In the quarters she beat a Karnataka opponent.