Kurseong Saheed Gold Cup: Sikkim Boys 1-3 UKFC
In the second semifinal match of the Kerseong Saheed Gold Cup UKFC defeated Sikkim Boys Club 3-1 to move into the finals of the 3rd Kurseong Saheed Gold Cup to be played 30th January.
First half on the match witnessed both side building attack and counter attack however UKFC were more dominant in ball possession and attack.
At the end of first quarter final Jiten Rai quick throw-in for Nima saw later shot from the distance missing the bar by inches. Two minutes later Sikkim Boys Sukraj Subba and MD Lepcha displayed a good one two one pass before Sukraj went down inside the box under pressure and penalty appeal was over ruled by referee Biplab Barai.
Both side failed to end the deadlock till the end of first session.
UKFC took the second half proceedings with more confident and had their real close chance to take the lead 52nd minute when Avinash Thapa was played a long ball inside the box that saw Sikkim goalkeeper Sujay Pariwar coming off the position to clear the ball and gets beaten up and Avinash Thapa took the shot on target but that is chested out by Sikkim player.
At an hour mark Tshering Golay ran down the left wing before making the perfect cross for Prashant Gurung inside the box, who positioned himself onside and slotted the ball into the net breaking the deadlock.
UKFC continued their attack and got the second on score board from a brilliantly taken free kick from Thang from outside the box.
Sikkim Boys showed some resister after the second goal and kept the ball rolling in UKFC danger area and almost got the net when Lendup Bhutia´s cross was headed by Yojen Subba calling Atif in action.
Avinash Thapa tippled the lead for UKFC when Prashant Gurung well measured shot from the distance hits the bar and fell for Thapa who tipped the ball inside the net.
Dewa Lepcha scored the consolation for Sikkim Boys before the end. UKFC will now play the finals of 3rd Kurseong Saheed Gold Cup against Kanchanjunga FC on 30th January.
UKFC outplayed Sikkim boys in the second half to book the final berth against Kanchanjunga FC......