IMPHAL, July 29: The opening match of the 13th S Birendra Singh Memorial Super Division Football League Tournament, 2012 between DM Rao, Awang Sekmai and IBSA, Yumnam Leikai ended in a 2-2 draw.
The league tournament is being played at the THAU ground, Thangmeiband organized by the Imphal West District Football Association.
Altogether seven clubs will fight out for the championship in a single leg basis.
DMRAO dominated the first half of today’s match with goals from K Rajendro and H Killong.
K Rajendro scored in the 11 minute while H Killong added another in the 43rd minute.
The first half ended with a 2-0 lead for the Awang Sekmai club.
The second half of the match was altogether different from the first half.
H Rocky managed to bring IBSA back on track single-handedly. He scored two goals in the second half to level the score at 2-2.
His first goal came in the 49th minute while the second came in the 81st minute.
Two IBSA players and one DMRAO were shown yellow cards.
Meanwhile, the tournament was formally inaugurated by Thangmeiband MLA, Kh Joykisan Singh, THAU president Kh Bira Meitei, tournament donor S Birachandra Singh and IWFDA president S Sanatomba Singh as the chief guest, guests of honour and president respectively.
YPHU, Lalambung Makhong will meet SU, Sagolband while, NACO, Nambul Mapal will meet THAU, Thangmeiband on July 31.
Meanwhile, the 19th L Sangita Devi Memorial 1st division football league tournament, 2012 will start from tomorrow at the same venue. KRYPSA, Naoremthong will meet CHIKL, Lilong Chajing in the opening match.