Feb 13, 2015: Morang Footbal Club,the organizer of Birat Gold Cup was defeated by Jagdamba Lumbini Football Club in tie-breaker by 4-3 . Although, Morang scored the first goal it was unable to make a victory.
The same thing happened in the previous match where Morang scored first goal but at last lost the match. In 72 minutes Santosh Chaudhary made the first goal. After undergoing the pressure of the goal in 80 minutes Anil Gurung from Jagdamba Lumbini outshone making the first goal.
In the estimated time of 90 minutes there was a draw of 1-1 and since none team managed to score further the match headed towards the penalty shoot out.In the penalty shoot out, Bishwas Shrestha, Ravi Silwal, Kalu Thapa of Jagdamba turned the match scoring each goals for Jagdamba Lumbini whereas from Morang Bibek Basnet , Santosh Chaudhary and Suren Thapa contributed their team.
Bibek Basnet was announced the best player from Morang Footbal Club. Morang was a bit sloppy after the interval whose aftermath was their defeat.Players looked exhausted and the finishing of the team was really poor although it intially looked strong. In comparision to Morang, Jagdamba Lumbini had a unity that made them win the match.
This match will continue till Falgun 9 where Armed Police Club, Tribhuwan Army Club, Manang Marsyangdi, Three Star, Nepal Police Club, United Sikim, George Telegraph Kolkata, Lumbini Football Club and the organizer Morang Football Club will be presenting their football skills.
The winner of the team will be awarded Rs 5 lakhs and the First Runner up will get the cash prize of Rs 3 lakhs alongwith the trophy.
By: Bhawana Sharma