Birta Untied Club lift Phalgunanda Gold Cup

PHIDIM: Birta United Club of Jhapa lifted the 8th Tuborg Phalgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament by defeating Karnasingh Sonam Memorial Club of Taplejung 2-1 in the tie-breaker.

Along with trophy, the Jhapa-based club bagged Rs 200,000 and the runners-up cashed up Rs 150,000.

The game was played at the Phidim Higher Secondary School's ground on Sunday.

In the game, Yogesh Gurung of Birta United had given his side the lead in the 67th minute; but his strike was cancelled by Rajen Dhimal.

The regular time ended in the indecisive 1-1 result, leading the match to the tie-breaker.

Later, Bijaya Chemjong of Birta United restored the lead for his team which they successfuly defended with conviction to lift the title.

Meanwhile, former parliamentarian Basanta Kumar Newang handed trophies and medals to players and officials.

Karna Limbu of Birta United was adjudged the Man of the Match.