Clash of the district league winners

Goalie Tshering Dendup under tremendous pressure

The Thimphu district league 2021 winner DRUK LHAYUL FC claimed the 3 crucial points humbling the GELEPHU team 3-0 in their clash at Changlingmithang today. Despite the win, the gaffer of DLFC said his team could have done much better than this.

The young forward Tandin Namgay of DRUK LHAYUL FC put the hosts ahead at 17 minutes on the clock when he headed in the precise long pass from defender Manoj Samal. Jigme Tshulthrim almost doubled the lead after a minute but his head work went a little too wide squandering the glorious chance. The team from the south, GELEPHU FC went full swing in search of an equalizer but the new team comprising of old squads DLFC kept the strong wall of defense not letting in any attempts.

Shortly after the break, the tall striker of the home team Kelzang Penjor doubled their lead when he found the space between the opponent’s defender to slot in the amazing goal. The DLFC midfielder Sangay Dorji’s opening goal of the season at 61 minutes wrapped up the game. Ugyen Tenzin, the newly substituted player also hit the back of the net at 77th minute but was ruled out for offside ending the game in 3-0 victory of the hosts.

“I am happy with my boys because they just conceded 3 goals today. I can say that today was one of the best performance of my team till date” said the coach of GELEPHU FC, Mr. Mindu Dorji.

For tomorrows match, we will have THIMPHU CITY FC vs HIGH QUALITY UNITED FC.