Pailan Arrows on Saturday notched their most significant victory since the young guns were brought together as they crushed Dempo Sports Club 2-0 at the Tilak Maidan, here.
Arthur Papas' young but energetic side gave an excellent account of themselves as goals from Holicharan Narzary and Alwyn George in either half crushed Dempo.
The defending champions have now lost five matches in a row, their worst result since the start of the I-League and the worst performance by any team in the last five rounds.
Pailan Arrows got a dream start when Holicharan Narzary put the visitors ahead, thanks to some smart thinking. Narzary's initial header came of the post in the second minute itself but he still showed great presence of mind as he sneaked into the Dempo area and tapped the ball past Dempo goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattymani for the opening goal.
The opening goal woke up Dempo but the defending champions, thanks to the quality in their ranks, did not seem rattled. They tried to stitch passes and get back into the groove but the central midfield pairing of Peter Carvalho and Climax Lawrence never got going forcing coach Armando Colaco to replace Lawrence with Godwin Franco.