The foul in d-area by UGYEN ACADEMY FC in the first half of the game proved to be lethal as they lose 1-0 to HIGH QUALITY UNITED FC today at Changlimithang. Even during their first encounter against the same team at their home ground, they lost with an only goal.
HIGH QUALITY UNITED FC broke the tedious deadlock just few moments before the break. The hosts went ahead through their most experienced player Chencho Nio when they were awarded a PK for a foul by Leki Mindu on Kinzang Tenzin in the d-area. The shot hit the right corner of the crossbar to slide in putting HQUFC ahead. Nevertheless, UGYEN ACADEMY FC refused to stay dominated by the home team, counter-pressing to their full extent.
After the break, the runners up of Bhutan Premier League 2021 UGYEN ACADEMY FC were in desperate search of an equalizer however “playing under extreme pressure made my boys lose their focus hence missing a lot of incredible chances” added the boss of UAFC Bikash Pradhan. Nonetheless, the away team battled till the last moment, threatening the hosts in the dying moments of the game. At 88 minutes, UAFC almost earned the most pivotal equalizer when Karma Cheltrim attempted a powerful long-range shot but was stunningly refused by HQUFC goalkeeper Jigme Thinley having to end the match in a disheartening loss.
For the next match we will have DRUK LHAYUL FC vs GOMO FC at Changlimithang tomorrow.
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