Gangtok, 27 Jul:
SAI Namchiregistered its first win in the ongoing Sikkim Football Association Premier Division Sikkim-League 2018 here at Paljor Stadium on Friday. In its second league match, SAI Namchi defeated Boys Club Gangtok 2-1 to secure full three points.
Both teams kept constant pressure on each other from the start. Tshetij Manger scored the lead for SAI in the 19th minute. Boys Club got some good opportunities to equalise the score but failed to net any goal in the first half.
In the second half, Karma ThendupBhutia doubled the lead of SAI in the 61st minute. Boys Club players tried hard to bounce back into the match but could not score any goal until PadamTamang scored a goal for the team in the injury time but it was too late for Boys Club.
The defending champion, United Sikkim Football Club will now take on Pakyong United Football Club in its second match in the league on Saturday.