After a barren first half, striker Abhay Amin struck the lone goal in the 54th minute to seal Amateurs win and passage to the second round.
In another match, Satya Vijaya SC had things much their own way and stormed to a fluent 4-1 win against Jai Hind SC. Kumar Rathod, Winston D’Silva, Sunil Rathod and Nelson Aranha, all contributed with one goal apiece to secure Vijaya’s victory while Jai Hind reduced the margin of defeat through Ankit Chowta’s goal.
1ST Round: Karnataka Amateurs SC 1( Abhay Amin 54th) beat Mangalore Blues SC 0.
Satya Vijaya SC 4 (Kumar Rathos 1, Winston D’ Silva 1, Sunil Rathod, Nelson Aranha 1) beat Jai Hind SC 1 (Ankit Chowta 1).