Thinley Namgay   

In what could be one of the major downfalls of the season, RTC WFC humbled 8-player Gelsar United WFC  29-0 in the ongoing Kelme Bhutan Women’s National League 2022 at the Gelephu Women’s Academy football ground yesterday.

RTC Women’s FC left no chance for the opponent.

Before the break, RTC scored 14 goals. Sonam Wangmo scored five goals, followed by Sonam Choden with four.  Sangay Budhar and Suk Maya Ghalley recorded a hattrick and brace, respectively.

RTC scored 15 more goals in the second half.

Gelsar United Coach Pema Deki said, “We had only eight players including the goalie. Two players got injured and the game had to be closed before the actual timing.”

She said if the players become six, the game had to be closed. “Our team comprises students and employed ones. Four players couldn’t make it to the game because they were not allowed by proprietors at the last moment.”

However, Pema Deki said she is optimistic about the next game against Ugyen Academy Women’s FC on December 20.

RTC’s coach Kinley Duba Tobden said, “The match against Gelsar WFC was as expected. We could win against them in style.”

He said the intensity of the match was not up to the mark. “I am happy because the match ended without any conflict among players. This is because we all know what happens when we are not playing serious football.”

In the last three games of the second round, RTC didn’t lose any game.  Kinley Duba Tobden said his team is prepared to face Samtse WFC on December 19 at Changlimithang stadium.

“We won against Samtse 5-0 at their home ground. We are confident that we will play much better than all the previous games,” he said.

Girls Academy Gelephu will face Transport United Ladies today in Gelephu at 3pm.

Winning 10 games from 11 appearances, Paro Women’s FC is dominating the tournament. Paro obtained 30 points as of yesterday followed by the Thimphu Women’s FC and Ugyen Academy (UA) Women’s FC with 27 and 23 points, respectively.

Nine top teams from across the country are competing in the second edition of the tournament which began on August 13.

Organised by the Bhutan Football Federation, teams play in a home-and-away format.  The tournament will end next month.