GANGTOK, 30 Dec: Soreng Girls Academy, West Sikkim emerged as the Champions of 1stAll Sikkim Women´s Football Tournament 2018 played here at Paljor Stadium. In a well contested final match on Sunday, Soreng Girls Academy has edged past another strong team Pragati Sangh, Soreng by a solitary goal to lift the championship trophy. Hanna Rai scored the winning goal for the champions.
The first half of the neck-to-neck played final match ended in a goalless draw. The second half was again full of attacks and counter attacks but both teams failed to breach the strong defence line on either side until Hanna Rai scored the winning goal for Soreng Girls Academy in the 67thminute. In return, Pragati Sangh girls played their hearts out were unable to get back into the game.
The winning team received cash prize of Rs 15,000 along with trophies and cash prize of Rs 10,000 was presented to runners-up team along with trophies. The cash prizes have been sponsored by Sonam Doma Lepcha, wife of football coach late Hangu Norden Lepcha, and trophies were sponsored by a Siliguri-based Silco.
Muskan Subba of Pragati Sangh was adjudged Woman of the match, while the Best Player of the tournament trophy was awarded to Pragati Sangh goalkeeper, Seema Gurung. Soreng Girls Academy goalkeeper, Gyurmie Dolma Tamang received the Best Goalkeeper trophy and Highest Scorer trophy was presented to Simran Gurung for her 5 goals in the tournament. Trophies for these titles was sponsored by former footballer, Chewang Thendup Sangderpa and cash prizes by Sports & Youth Affairs Department Joint Director, Dr RB Biswakarma, who is also the incharge of Paljor Stadium.
The tournament was organised by Women´s Wing of Sikkim Football Association and eight teams from all four districts participated in the tournament.
Hanna Rai´s Sole goal helped Soreng Girls Academy defeat Pragati Sangh, Soreng to win the 1st All Sikkim Women´s Football Tournament.
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