Thinley Namgay 

RTC FC snatched a much need win against BFF Academy FC  2-1 in the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League at the Changlimithang Stadium yesterday.

RTC has now a better chance to remain in the fourth position.

It was, however, not easy for the RTC boys to surpass the young BFF Academy players yesterday.  It was a crucial match for RTC as they are in the race for the fourth position against Transport United FC and Ugyen Academy FC.

In a highly contested game, skipper and defender Pema Dhedup of RTC scored in the 35th minute. Before they could extend the lead, BFF Academy equalised in the 42nd minute through Kinzang Tenzin. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw.

BFF Academy boys had better possession at 57 percent.

Although RTC’s game tactics improved in the next half, the match headed for a draw.  However, at the last minute, RTC’s Winger Karma Sonam relieved the team with a decisive goal. Karma Sonam was left unmarked and he dribbled all the way into the box and scored the goal.

With the win, RTC FC grabbed 27 points and the last game is against FC Takin on January 3 at Changlimithang Stadium.  RTC has a high chance to win considering the 4-0 win against Takin in the first leg.

RTC FC’s coach Ugyen Dorji said the team played a ‘respected game’ and he was looking forward to winning the next game. “FC Takin is not a very strong team but we respect it as an opponent. We will never underestimate the opponent in the game.”

As of yesterday, Transport has 24 points and two games in hand.  While Ugyen Academy has 22 points with one more match to play.

On January 1, Ugyen Academy will face Paro Rinpung FC at the Woochu Sports Arena in Paro. Transport will play against Druk Lhayul FC on January 4,  and Tensung FC on January 6 at the Changlimithang Stadium.

Druk Lhayul FC has confirmed third place and the winner will be either Paro FC or Thimphu City FC.

Tensung FC will face FC Takin today at Changlimithang Stadium at 6pm.