A hattrick by Ganesh Limboo helped Apex Football Club, Kalimpong to secure its berth in the quarter-final round of the ongoing 2nd Mahendra Karki Memorial Invitational Football Tournament 2018 here at Paljor Stadium. In a contesting match played on Saturday, Apex FC edged past Siniolchu Football Club, Namchi 3-2.
Sairus Chettri scored an early lead for Siniolchu FC in the 13th minute but Ganesh Limboo equalized the score in the 31st minute and completed his brace in the 40th minute. Apex FC ended the first half with 2-1 lead.
Both teams played neck-to-neck again in the second half. In the 75th minute, Ganesh Limboo completed his hattrick to extend the lead of Apex FC to 3-1.
Siniolchu FC players played their hearts out to bounce back into the match but could not able to net any goal until Mayal Lepcha scored the second goal for Siniolchu in the injury time of the match. But it was too late for them to stop Apex FC to win the match with 3 goals to 2.
The first quarter-final match of the tournament will be played between Sikkim Police and defending champion, Sikkim Aakraman Football Club on Sunday at 2 PM.
Ganesh Limboo scored a hat trick for Apex Football Club, Kalimpong to secure its berth in the quarter-final round of the ongoing 2nd Mahendra Karki Memorial Invitational Football Tournament 2018.
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