Gangtok, August 31, 2011:
Senior Division Sikkim-League of Sikkim Football Association was started on Wednesday at Paljor Stadium. A total of eight teams are taking part in the senior division. Participating teams were Sikkim Police, Boy’s Club, Sikkim Sports Academy, SAI Namchi, Dzongri SC, United Sikkim Football Club,
Siniolchu Namchi and United FC [Jorethang].
Two matches played on the inaugural day of the senior division. In the first match, Sikkim Police defeated Boy’s Club 4-1, while Sikkim Sports Academy beat United FC [Jorethang] 3-1.
In the first match, a goal by Pahalman Subba helped Sikkim Police to keep the lead of 1-0 till the end of first half. In the first minute of the second half, Dinesh Rai extend the lead of Sikkim Police to 2-0 and again in the 49th minute his teammate, Naren Gurung added one more goal to police team account.
While, Sikkim Police leading the match 3-0, Ongden Lepcha scored a long range goal for Boy’s Club in the 54th minute and decrease the goal margin by 1-3. But with the goal of Engpohang Subba in the 70th minute, Sikkim Police finished the game by 4 goals to 1.
In the second match, Sikkim Sports Academy (SSA) started to lead the match with a goal by Arjun Chettri in the 12th minute itself. Soon, in the match, Nima Tamang in the 25th minute and Yogel Lepcha in the 27th minute scored one goal each for SSA but, within 3 minutes of the SSA’s third goal, Sanjit Rai scored a goal for United FC in the 30th minute. Despite of many good opportunities, no more goals were scored in the match and it ended with the score 3-1 in favour of SSA.