Mohun Bagan began their campaign in the Nike-Manchester United Premier Cup (under-15) football tournament with a resounding 9-0 victory over J &K Football Academy at the Goan Sports Association ground in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The highlight of the big victory was four goals by David Lolrinmuana.
Amit Singh (2), Biswadeep Das (2) and Malswan Sela were the other scorers.
Mohun Bagan were winners of the India leg of the tournament last year.
East Bengal, another Kolkata team, also had it easy, whipping Pondicherry Football Academy 7-0.
Day 1 esults:
Sikkim Football Academy 6 (Sanjay Chettri, Vidya Sagarra, Ashish Chettri 2, D.R. Sharma 2) beat J&K Football Academy 0; Mahindra United 3 (Karan 2, Sunny, Kean L) beat SBH Singh Football Academy 1; Goa United Sports Academy 0 drew with Mohammedan Sporting 0; East Bengal 7 (Arup 2, Bhim, Biswajit, Rudva, Budiram, S. Dhar) beat Pondicherry Football Academy 0; Velsao Pale S.C. 3 (Rowlin Borges, Brian, Alistar) beat Providence Football Club 0; JCT Football Academy 6 (Awritapal Singh 3, Prem Kumar 2, Johnny Kumar) beat MDFA Academy 0; Eastern Sporting Union 4 (T.H. Boris, N. Pritam 3, V. Rajkapoor) beat Simla Youngs 1; Mohun Bagan 9 (David Lolrinmuana 4, Malswan Sela, Amit Singh 2, Biswadeep Das 2) beat J&K Football Academy 0; Mahindra United 2 (Karan, Kean Lewis) beat Goa United Sports Academy 0; SBH Singh Football Academy 0 drew with Mohammedan Sporting 0.