Thimphu City FC faces their first and a very disheartenning loss of the season losing 1-2 to the newbie Druk Lhayul FC today at Changlimithang. “We, the team officials and players are very glad that inspite of being a new club we were able to defeat the defending champion of the league” said the joyful boss of DLFC, Sonam Tenzin.
The Reds started on the front foot as they threatened the Thimphu District League 2021 winner Druk Lhayul FC with awesome chances but Kelzang Jamtsho, the Lhayul defender put the team ahead at 10 minutes as he slotted in the rebound. This led to an extensive rise in pace of the game as City boys went all out and hazy in search of an equalizer. Despite having a major dominance over the game, the desperation for the leveler impacted them way too much that they squandered all the chances.
DLFC went ahead and earned their 2nd goal in the 40th minute through their midfielder, Jigme Tshultrim as he completed the exceptional pass from his mate Kezang Wangdi. This team has shown a major growth through the season stunning the usual part takers of the league.
City pulled one back with Phuntsho Jigme’s glancing header 2 minutes after the break. He again gave an absolute attempt at 75 minutes, almost giving his team the most crucial leveler but it got cleared hitting the corner of crossbar. And few moments after, Phuntsho Jigme aka Bella got sent out for double yellow card leaving the his team stranded with 10 men.
“Our defender lacked a bit of concentration in the first half and we were 2 goals down” said the gaffer Ngawang when asked about the loopholes for todays game. The 2 goals of the first half was enough for Druk Lhayul FC to claim their major win of the league.
For the next match we will have, Paro FC vs High Quality United FC on Tuesday at Woochu Sports Arena.
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