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Goals rained as national football league resumed

Sherub Dorji, Thimphu
Sep 11, 2017

The national league has resumed after almost four weeks of international break and it was goals galore in all three matches.

Phuentsholing City was on the receiving end of 13 goals from Transport United on Saturday. At Changlimithang, Thimphu City also scored 13 goals past Paro United. In Punakha, Ugyen Academy defeated Thimphu FC  4-0.

Transport United was in tip top form returning from the international break and they showed Phuentsholing City exactly why they are the league leaders. Kencho Tobgay scored six goals, while his compatriot Dawa Tshering grabbed a hat trick, a much needed boost for Transport United before their trip to Ugyen Academy on Wednesday.

Knowing Transport United’s result, Thimphu City had to show that they have not given up on the title fight yet. And so they did as Chencho Gyeltshen led from the front, scoring five goals in his team’s 13-0 demolition of Paro United. Diwash Subba scored four while Lungtok Dawa grabbed a hat trick.

Paro is a good team and they played well, so it was a statement,” said Thimphu City’s coach Vincent Deacon. “We wanted to say we are not out of this, we can still win the national league. We just need to stay positive, keep playing like we did today, and you know, still believe.”

 With the top two consolidating their positions, Ugyen Academy might just have tripped Thimphu FC to book the third position. Ugyen Academy will now host Transport United. Wednesday’s other match will see Thimphu FC take on Thimphu City at the Changlimithang.

On Thursday, the two bottom placed teams- Phuentsholing City and Paro United- will square off in Paro.

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