Young Orchid in the finals of SFA C-Div football tournament

Gangtok, 14 Jun:

Young Orchid has reached the finals of the ongoing Sikkim Football Association C-Division Football Tournament 2018 here at Paljor Stadium.

In the first semi-final match played on Thursday, Young Orchid outplayed Chujachen Football Club 04-02.

Young Orchid finished the first half with a 1-0 lead with the help of a goal by Lache Tshering Lepcha in the 17th minute.

Soon in the second half, Manoj Tamang scored the equaliser for Chujachen FC in the 53rd minute, but two consecutive goals by Bhaichung Bhutia in the 54th minute and Ongchuk Sherpa in 56th extended the lead of Young Orchid to an unassailable 3-1.

While, Chujachen players were playing their hearts out to bounce back into the match, Pahalman Rai further took the lead of Young Orchid to 4-1 with his goal in the 78th minute. However, a goal by Michael Pradhan for Chujachen FC in the 79th minute gave some hope to the team but it was not enough to stop Young Orchid players to enter into the finals of the league.

The second semi-final match will be played between Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club and Dzongri Football Club on Friday.