Cuttack: The first phase of the I League 2nd division kicked off at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday.
In the opening Group-II match of the tournament, Royal Wahingdoh FC edged out Samaleshwari Sporting by 2-0 goals.
I Seityasen Singh of the Royal Washingdoh scored the first goal at the 16th minute, and took the lead for his team.
Later the goal of Kareem Omolaja Nurain at the 21st minute put the team in a comfortable 2-0 lead thereby leading the team to victory.
Although Samaleswari Sporting created two opportunities towards the closing stages of the match but could not convert them to goals.
In another match of the day SESA FA (Goa) edged out Kenkre FC (Mumbai) by 1-0 goal.
Chukwudi Chukwuma of SESA FA (Goa) scored the all-important goal in the 76th minute and lead his team to victory.
The tournament was inaugurated by Ashirbad Behera, Secretary, Odisha Olympic Association.
Today, Quartz FC (Kerela) will meet Guwahati Town club (Assam) and Kalighat MS would take on Techno Aryan FC.