2ND MAHENDRA KARKI MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT USFC edges past Boys Club in a humdinge
Gangtok, 23 Apr:
United Sikkim Football Club edged past Boys Club, Gangtok, in the pre quarter-final match of the 2nd Mahendra Karki Memorial Invitational Football Tournament played here on Monday. USFC registered a 3-2 victory to book its place in the quarter-final round of the tournament.
Playing an attacking game, both teams launched continuous attacks and counter attacks on each other from the start and Sanjay Chettri broke through for USFC in the 27th minute. Soon after, his teammate Kilp Barfungpa extended the lead to 2-0 in the 30th minute for USFC.
Ashwin Rai brought some relief to Boys Club with a goal in the 43rd minute to end the first half poised at 2-1 in favour of USFC.
The match turned even more contesting in the 64th minute when Ritik Rai scored the equaliser for Boys Club.
Both teams played neck-to-neck from thereon and just when the match appeared ended for a draw, Palsang Lama scored the winning goal for the USFC in the 88th minute.
Sanjay Chettri of USFC was adjudged the man of the match.
On Tuesday, the second quarter-final match will be played between United Kurseong Football Club and Apex Football Club, Kalimpong at 2 pm.