Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar
Team Business FC of Samdrupjongkhar town defeated Thromde FC by three goals to two in the final of the departmental football tournament held in Samdrupjongkhar on July 2.
Both the teams were equally strong. However, Team Business FC scored its first goal in the first few minutes of the game. Despite numerous attempts, it took some time before Thromde FC equalised.
With the opponents dedicating more men up front, Thromde FC resorted to a defensive play and tried to keep possession of the ball as long as it could. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw.
Business FC scored their second goal halfway through the second half, mounting pressure on Thromde FC. The spectators erupted when Thromde FC equalised. Many thought the match would go continue into added time. The tempo of the game heightened with both teams on high alert and pushing themselves to break the deadlock.
Business FC scored their third goal in the last minute of the second half to lift the trophy. They took home a cash prize of Nu 70,000 and team Thromde FC took Nu 50,000 with trophies and individual trophies. The best player and the highest scorer were also awarded Nu 2,000 each.
Fourteen teams from Samdrupjongkhar and Samdrupchoeling participated in the tournament each team paying a Nu 20,000 entry fee.
One of the organisers said the tournament was organised to promote sports, bring sports enthusiasts together, and keep people engaged in sports. “We are thankful to Samdrupjongkhar Sports Association (SJSA) for waiving half the ground fee during the tournament,” he said.
Meanwhile, Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Samdrupjongkhar defeated team Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) of Nyalang in Dewathang in the final of the one-day volleyball tournament yesterday.
The winning team took a cash prize of Nu 20,000 and the team BPC bagged Nu 15,000 with the trophies.
Six teams from Samdrupjongkhar, Orong and Samdrupchoeling participated in the tournament. Each team paid an entry fee of Nu 7,000 each.
An organiser, Sangay Dorji, said that it was challenging to gather more teams to participate with no designated volleyball court in Samdrupjongkhar thromde.
He said since it’s challenging to get volleyball courts in the schools and others, the tournament was organised on a court filled with rain water and mud. “It was difficult for the players to play.”
“It would help the volleyball enthusiasts to avail better facilities if the concerned authorities such as the thromde and Bhutan Olympic Committee could construct a proper volleyball court,” Sangay Dorji said.