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Thimphu City seals victory over HQU

Ngawang Dhendup and the lads show no signs of slowing down as 6-2 win over 3rd placed High Quality United sends City three points atop in eight games.

Early opener from Karma Sonam in the 3rd minute and Bella doubling the lead just three minutes later seemed like City were going to finish the job early. However the lead was cut to half when Sonam Tobgay scored one for the opponents in the 14th minute. Boys in red reinstate the two-goal lead through Dawa in the 34th minute only to be reduced to a one-goal deficit by Tenzin Thinley before the interval.

Three more goals after the break through Orgyen, Nima Tshering and Dawa could not be matched by High Quality United, ensuring City’s 100% record against today’s opponents. The two teams have now met each other nine times. Coincidentally, the first meeting also ended 6-2 in favour of Thimphu City back in April 2017. That game saw a brace each from skipper Tshering Dorji and Orgyen Wangchuk and a goal each by Diwash Subba and Sonam Yoezer.

After the game, the boss was all praise for his boys, saying “Today our team showcased whatever we had planed. and they worked hard together as a team and then we won the three points. So we are happy.”

Having played a game extra, the result takes City three points above close rivals Paro FC.

City will play Ugyen Academy next on July 21.