Aakraman vs Sikkim Himalayan for Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup

Gangtok, 13 Aug:

Sikkim Aakraman Football Club will take on Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club in the finals of the Independence Day Football Tournament for Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup here at Paljor Stadium on Thursday.

The final clash was set up after Sikkim Aakraman FC knocked out defending champions, ARC Shillong, 2-0 in the second semifinal match played today. Sikkim Himalayan SC had beaten Kalimpong XI 5-0 in the first semifinal match played yesterday.

Today, both teams played an attacking game with constant attacks and counter-attacks from the start.

Eric Amoh snatched an early lead for the home team in the 7th minute and his teammate, Karan Rai doubled the lead in the 13th minute.

ARC Shillong players launched some strong attacks but missed the net in the first half.

Both teams got some good opportunities again in second half but failed to capitalize any into goals. When the final whistle blew, Sikkim Aakraman was through to the finals 2-0.

Now, two premier division clubs of the State will clash in the finals scheduled to kick off at 1:30 PM on 15 August.