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Thinley Namgay 

High Quality United FC thrashed Gelephu FC 8-0 in the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League at the Changlimithang Stadium on Thursday. High Quality’s Jigme Namgyel, broke the deadlock in the 26th minute followed by Kinzang Tenzin’s goal in the 40th minute. Skipper Lhendup Dorji made it 3-0 before half time.

High Quality’s dominance continued in the second half of the match. Kinzang Tenzin recorded his hattrick after scoring two more goals in the second half. Phuntsho Tashi, Tenzin Thinley, and Ugyen Dorji also registered a goal each, putting an end to Gelephu’s struggle.

However, despite the 8-0 win, the High Quality’s head coach, Lobzang, said that the game was not up to his expectations. “I expected more goals, but I am glad that we got three points.”

Lobzang said that his players couldn’t capitalise on several chances they created in the first half of the game, hampering the scoreline.

It was the same story for Gelephu FC when they conceded the same number of goals when they faced High Quality in the first round of the tournament. Head coach Mindu said that despite all the efforts, his team has not been able to record a win in the tournament so far.  

The coach blamed weaknesses in the midfield and defence for the 8-0 defeat on Thursday.

In the meantime, following the win against Gelephu, High Quality has now levelled up with Transport United FC with both the teams having secured 25 points each. Druk Lhayul FC is in fifth place with 21 points.

With 10 wins and two draws, Thimphu City FC and Paro FC are currently leading the league with 32 points each.

All the 10 participating teams have completed 12 games each as of yesterday.

At the end of the first round on July 27, Paro FC (Tigers) was on the top of the table with 25 points. However, following a goalless draw with Druk Lhayul FC on August 7, Thimphu City FC (Ciytzens) caught up with the table topper.

With 18 goals in 11 games, Paro FC’s striker, Yeshi Dorji, is currently the highest scorer in the tournament so far. Transport United FC’s Tshenda Dorji has 12 goals from 12 games.

Cityzens will face Rinpung FC today.

Edited by Tshering Palden

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