Kohima, April 13: Defending champions Phek district were held to 1-1 draw by Peren district while Zunheboto, Dimapur and Kohima earned full points in league round on the first day of the 21st Inter District Football Championship 2021 Dr T Ao Trophy played at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima.
In the first match of the day, Peren scored first through Ilungra (9) in the 23rd minute to take the lead but Khwetlhi Thopi (7) managed to find the equalizer for Phek in the 41st minute.
Playing the second match, Zunheboto district defeated debutant Noklak district by 3-1. Kibovi (2) netted the first goal in the 35th minute while Noklak Longshi (11) found the equalizer in the 50th minute. However, Zunheboto struck in the last couple of minutes through Kitho (17) in the 79th minute and Mughapu (9) in the 80th minute.
Dimapur district blanked Mon district by 3 goals in the third match of the day. Kivi Zhimomi (10) scored twice in 30th and 60th minutes while Kakhevi Assumi (7) added one in 31st minute.
Runners-up of 2019 edition, Kohima district collected 3 points against Mokokchung district through a solitary goal from Sinlo Kent (10) scored in 30th minute.
Matches for April 14:
- Phek vs Tuensang at 9 am
- Zunheboto vs Kiphire at 11:10 am
- Dimapur vs Wokha at 1:30 pm
- Kohima vs Longleng at 3:30 pm
(Page News Service)