TAC advance to semi-finals

Panchthar, January 8

Tribhuvan Army Club defeated Phidim Sporting Club 3-1 in tie-breaker and advanced to the semi-finals of the Falgunanda Gold Cup here in Phidim today.

The match was decided on penalties after both the teams scored two goals each in regulation period. Rajeev Gurung scored a brace for TAC, while Pravin Jabegu and foreign recruit Stephen netted one each for the hosts.

In tie-breaker, Rajesh Paudel, Eric Bistaand Bishwas Chaudhary converted from the spot for TAC, while only Pravin Jagebu could score for Phidim. TAC goalkeeper saved the strikes from Phidim’s Saran Basnet and Om Bikram Ghale. Bishwas Chaudhary of TAC was named the man of the match and he earned Rs 10,000.

On Wednesday, Saraswati Club of Jhapa will take on Sunsari-XI. A total of 10 teams are taking part in the tournament organised annually in memory of National Hero Falgunanda Lingden. Top two teams will receive Rs 400,000 and Rs 200,000 respectively.