Paro United FC scores first win 

Thinley Namgay

Paro United FC (PUFC) stunned Druk Stars FC (DSFC) 3-0 to grab their first win in three matches so far in the BoB Bhutan Premier League yesterday at Changlimithang Stadium.

Both teams could not break the deadlock until the 40th minute. PUFC’s Pema Dorji scored a volley to give his team some cushion before the break.

None of the teams has a national player. In the first half, the teams contested a tight game both registering three shots each. PUFC had six corner kicks and DSFC played three.

With a goal lead, PUFC played more decisively in the next half.

PUFC’s Tshering Dhendup snatched a second goal from a free kick in 73rd minute.  In the dying minutes, Karma Phuntsho, who was unmarked netted and sealed the victory for PUFC. Karma Phuntsho slammed home Tshering Dhendup’s free-kick that rebounded from the post.

PUFC had five more shots and two corner kicks in the second half, but the DSFC could fire only one and mark two corner kicks.

Earlier, PUFC lost to Thimphu City FC and High Quality United FC with 2-1 and 4-2 goals respectively. DSFC lost their first game to Paro FC with 8-0.

Ugyen Academy FC leads the table with seven points as of yesterday.

Thimphu City FC will face High Quality United FC in a neutral ground today at Changlimithang Stadium.

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