Dewashish Rai´s Hat-trick helps United Brothers Kalimpong proceed to the Semi-Final
United Brothers, Kalimpong has secured its berth in the semi-final round of the ongoing 2nd Mahendra Karki Memorial Invitational Football Tournament 2018 here at Paljor Stadium. In a contesting quarter-final match played today, a hattrick by Dewashish Rai helped United Brothers, Kalimpong to edge past State Sports Academy 3-2.
Both teams failed to capitalize some good opportunities to take an early lead in the match. Amon Lepcha of SSA scored the lead in the 37th minute but soon Dewashish Rai scored the equaliser for United Brothers in the 44th minute. The first half ended with the score-line of 1-1.
In the early minutes of the second half, Dewashish Rai scored his brace in the 48th minute and took the lead for United Brothers to 2-1. SSA boys played their hearts out to equalise the score but were not able to find the net. In the meantime, Dewahish Rai completed his hattrick in the 85th minute to further extend the lead for United Brothers to 3-1. Sanjay Rai managed to give some relief to SSA with his goal in the 87th minute but it was too late for them to stop the guest team to enter into the semi-final round of the tournament.
Mahendra Karki Memorial Tournament: United Brothers Kalimpong defeated State Sports Academy 3-2 to book themselves a berth in the Semi-final