By Our Sports Reporter
Imphal, Jul 18: The 26th L Sangita Devi Memorial 1st Division Football League 2019, organized under the aegis of Imphal West District Football Association, kicked off at PAMYAL Patsoi ground today which saw participation from 8 teams.
The remaining match of the tournament will be played at Football Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak.
The opening ceremony of the tournament was graced by Sapam Kunjakishore Singh, ex-MLA Patsoi AC; Takhellambam Khullen Meitei, Secy TRAU; Wahengbam Jadumani Singh, Proprietor Wahengbam Irrigation Enterpreneurs, Wangoi and Hijam Meghachandra Singh, vice-president, Imphal West District Football Association as presidium members.
In the opening match, PAMYAL, Patsoi blanked GC-CRPF, Langjing 3-0.
PAMYAL Patsoi dominated GC-CRPF, Langjing right from the beginning of the match and surged ahead with one goal in the 13th minute through O Sanatomba. PAMYAL Patsoi managed to finish the first half with 1-0 lead.
In the second half, PAMYAL continued their dominating form and doubled the lead in the 67th minute through K Rajkumar while Th Adison extended the lead in the 74th minute to take home the match with 3-0 goals.
The 2nd league match will be played between WAFA Wangoi and NC Club Khonghampat on July 20 at 1.30 pm while the third league match will be played between THAU Thangmeiband and SCK Kodompokpi at 3 pm.