In Today´s GTA Chairman´s Gold Cup Quarter Final, an entertaining match saw East Bengal advancing to the semis after defeating Royal FC Siliguri in a Tie-Breaker.
It was East Bengal who got the first breakthrough in the 24th minute through Surrabuddin Moullick. 58th minutes into the 2nd-half, Buddhabal Tamang got the equalizer for Royal FC. The match ended with a 1-1 draw in the stipulated time.
Extra time saw both Royal FC Siliguri and East Bengal scoring a goal each. Vivek Bhutia scored for Royal FC in the 10th minute while Lalchhan Hima equalized for East Bengal in the 20th minute. With both the sides unable to get that edge over each other, the match headed to a Tie-Breaker where East Bengal was finally able to edge past Royal FC in Sudden Death.
Goalie365 Top of the Match: Sonjoy Singh did well to guard his fort today. He saved quite a number of attempts made by Royal FC. The custodian also made a major contribution in today´s win as he scored in the vital goal in Sudden death.
Goalie365 Flop of the Match: Adesh Thapa failed to deliver today, unable to support the forwards also ended up missing an open net. He also failed in the Penalty shootout.
Royal FC Siliguri XI: Nantu Majumder, Afzal Ansari, Niwash Mangar, Pratik Lama, Bhushan Subba, Adarsh Tamang, Prashant Rai, Vivek Bhutia, Siddhant Chhetri, Buddhabal Tamang, Amir Lama. Royal FC Subs: Subham Dey, Souvik Das, Sujon LImbu, NIkhil Rai, Karan Thapa, Gikni Bhutia, Suman Paul.