Army XI vrs Aakraman for Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup

Gangtok, 13 Aug:

Army XI, Lucknow, will take on home team, Sikkim Aakraman Football Club, in the finals of the Independence Day Football Tournament for the Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup 2018 here at Paljor Stadium on 15 Aug.

In the second semi-final match played today, Army XI edged past ASC Bangalore in a tie-breaker to secure it berth in the finals of the tourney.

The full time of the match ended in a goalless draw.

In the extra-time game of 30 minutes, Neeraj scored the lead for Bangalore in the 107th minute but with the equaliser by NH Singh for Army XI in the 119th minute, the extra time again too ended in a draw 1-1.

In penalty shootout tie-breaker, Army XI players scored three goals while ASC Bangalore players managed to convert just two shots into goals. Army XI won the match by 4-3 to enter the finals of the tournament.

Sikkim Aakraman FC is already in the finals after defeating United Sikkim Football Club in the first semi-final played on 12 Aug.