Thinley Namgay  

Paro FC sustained its winning streak by defeating one of its major contenders, Thimphu City FC 4-0 yesterday in the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) at the Woochu Sports Arena in Paro. 

Yesterday’s goal difference maintained by the Tigers was the highest among all appearances against its arch-rivals in the BPL so far. In the last season, it was a 1-1 draw at the Woochu Sports Arena.   

Although the Cityzens lost the away game, the team exhibited commendable play maintaining a   ball possession of 56 percent, and 74 percent pass precision.

It was the third consecutive win for Paro after winning against Tensung FC 3-1 and 4-0 against Namlha FC in the previous matches.  

Paro celebrated an early goal through its Japanese player Kazuo Homma in the 13th minute. Despite maintaining a 55 percent ball possession and commendable pass precision by the Cityzens, the half-time score was 1-0 for the host.  

However, the Tigers netted three more goals through Evans Asante with a brace, and one more from Phurpa Wangchuk. Evans Asante was declared the man of the match. 

Thanking his players, Paro FC’s coach Puspalal Sharma said that the opponent was a decent team and played well yesterday. “We want to try our best in the next game.” 

Thimphu City’s President Hishey Tshering said: “We were playing really well in the first half and even hit the post in the second minute. Despite conceding a goal, we were dominating in all aspects of the game in the first half.”

 “In the second half, we just lost our concentration and the miss-passes proved costly. We even missed a penalty and then our confidence was dented,” he said.

Thimphu City is in a good position with six points as of yesterday as the team won two matches against Namlha FC  6-0, and 4-0 against RTC FC. Transport United FC has also six points. 

RTC FC will play Namlha FC at its home tomorrow.