Thinley Namgay

Thimphu City FC fought until the dying minutes of the game yesterday to snatch a 2-1 win against Paro United FC in the third match of the BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) at Changlimithang Stadium yesterday.

Paro United fought hard against one of the top teams in the last year’s BPL. The newcomers snatched the lead at the 39th minute when Orgyen Wangchuk scored an own goal.

Despite the home advantage, the Cityzens couldn’t find an equaliser in the first half.

Viewers watching the game online expressed their frustrations when the live streaming broke down.

BFF stated that it was due to technical issues with the server. However, live streaming resumed when the second half began.

City players mounted more pressure as the match drew to a close. In the 82nd minute, skipper Tshering Dorji headed in a perfect cross from Sherub Dorji and equalised.

The goal added vigour to Thimphu City’s attack and pushed Paro United to their half to defend.  In the dying minutes of the game, Thimphu City’s Nima Tshering scored with a heading to seal the match 2-1.

Thimphu City FC shot more than 14 times, most of which came in the second half. The opponents could fire only two in the second half.

City also got five corner kicks and the Paro United didn’t get any. The visitors committed fewer fouls. One player each from the teams were shown the red card.

Ugyen Academy FC will play High Quality United FC at their home ground in Punakha at 3pm today.