IMPHAL, July 30: CHIKL, Lilong Chajing and PHLYO, Thangmeiband started on winning notes today on the opening day of the 19th L Sangita Devi Memorial 1st Division Football league Tournament, 2012 at the THAU ground.
The tournament participated by nine clubs organized by the Imphal West District Football Association.
The first match of the Imphal West district 1st division between CHIKL and KRYPSA, naoremthong ended with the former winning with a 1-0 scoreline.
An attempt from KRYPSA defender S Nanao in the 30th minute of the match to clear a ball by heading in his penalty area reflected into his own net, giving the CHIKL players a time to rejoice and three points.
In the second ground match, PHLYO defeated YAC, Yaiskul by 1-0.
Both team failed to score till the end of the first half.
The lone goal was scored in the 52nd minute by M Johny for PHLYO.
The inaugural function of the tournament was attended by ex-Minister, L Jayentakumar Singh, IWDFA president, S Sanatomba Singh and tournament donor, L Manihar Singh as chief guest, president and guest of honour, respectively.
CYLC, CHingamathak will meet HNSC, Haoreibi and WAFA, Wangoi will meet BMSC, Taobungkhok on August 1 at the same venue.