By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Apr 18 : HKSSA, Haokha Kiyam Siphai were held to a 2-2 draw by PALYC, Phundrei in the opening match of the 1st Division Football League Tournament organised the District Football Association Thoubal.
The tournament is participated by 6 teams.
The opening match was a neck and neck competition with both the sides sharing almost similar possession and scoring chances.
With Donaldo finding the breakthrough in the additional time of the first half (40+2), the Haokha Kiyam Siphai side entered into the break with a 1-0 lead.
M Miraj Alam however gave PALYC the equaliser in the 46th minute before HKSSA fought back and regain the lead via Prisidas M's strike in the 70th minute.
HKSSA almost sealed the game 2-1 but Md Arif Shah converted a last minute effort to help PALYC salvage a point.
ELYSA, Phoudel will play SLYO, Tekcham in the second match on April 20 before HISU, Thoubal Melaground meet NGL.