OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Pakistan Under-16 players put a spirited show to beat arch-rival India 1-0 after an exciting contest in the SAFF U-16 Football Tournament in Kathmandu (Nepal), said a spokesman of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) here on Monday. Pakistan forward and promising striker Mansoor Khan smashed the match winner in the 20th minute of the first session. Pakistan team enjoyed an upper hand during the match. Trailing by a goal, India U-16 boys showed great temperament and character, and dictated the terms in the second half but failed to capitalise on the chances that came their way. As many as six chances were squandered by the Indian strikers. Daniels attempts were repeatedly clawed away by the rival goalkeeper, while Vanlalduatsanga hit the crossbar as India failed to start their campaign on a winning note in Group A. We conceded a very soft goal. The result could have been better had we utilised the chances that came our way, said India U-16 coach, Thomas Joseph. Pakistan team will play their second match against Maldives on Wednesday (tomorrow). It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan have been clubbed with arch-rivals India and Maldives in Group A while host country Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in Group B. India will take on Maldives in the second and the final group league match on August 5.