By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 6 : SYDC, Santhel edged past YDA, Phoubakchao 3-1 in the opening match of the 2nd State Level Inter Village Open Volleyball Tournament 2020 organised by Konuma Makha Youth Development Club under the aegis of All Manipur Volleyball Association. Altogether 10 teams clubbed into two groups are taking part in the tournament.
The opening day of the tournament however witness YPA, Hiyanglam Hiranmei earn a walk over against YSCK as the latter team did not turn up for a Group B league match after SYDC won 25-15, 19-25, 25-15, 25-19 in the opening Group A league match.
Such an incident of skipping a match after getting a fixture is not a new thing in the State and it is a high time for the apex body of the sports discipline in the State to look into the matter seriously and take up right action so as to lift the spirit and retain the beauty of the game.
In the first Group B league match of the tournament staged latter, BSA, Mayang Imphal earned a comeback 16-25, 18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-13 win against MSWC, Maibam.
REDO, Mayang Imphal Bengoon on the other hand carved out a 21-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11 win against MIKHYA, Mayang Imphal to open up their Group (A) stage winning account.