Kurseong Saheed Gold Cup:United FC 0-2 Kanchanjunga FC
In one of the most exciting match of Kurseong Saheed Gold Cup Kanchanjunga FC advanced into semifinal defeating United FC 2-0 on Saturday at Chandmari Ground Kurseong.
Both side started well and created early attack on the game. UKFC had their early chance in the 3rd minute of the game when Timo received the ball outside the box and ran in but United FC keeper Arvind Singh came off the line to clear the ball.
Seven minutes later Manish Subba almost found the net for United FC when Niwas Rana failed to clear left wing cross but Subba´s touch went over the bar.
Both side kept attacking and counter attacking and in such an event Wangden Tamang received the ball unmarked at the edge of box that saw Nantu Majumdar coming of the line to intercept Wangden and getting booked in the process, however free kick was wasted.
Kanchanjunga FC made some brilliant move before the end of first half that earned them the lead after Amir Lama took advantage of defensive error from United FC.
Trailing 1-0 at the start of second half United FC made a brilliant start and earned the corner early after Bishal Pradhan header was cleared for corner. Ashish Dewan received the cleared ball outside the box his first timer went straight into the net but lines man caught Bishal in offside position, though he has not touched the ball.
United FC look desperate for the equalizer as the time is ticking away. 67th minute of the match witnessed Nantu making a fine save from Wangden Tamangs free kick.
Ten minutes before the end Bhaichung Rai makes a fine shot from the distance that is headed away for corner by Kanchanjunga FC defender.
United kept the kept the pressure till but Kanchanjunga FC kept composed and guarded the fort well counter attacking at every possible chance.
Pema Bhutia sealed the deal for Kanhanjunga FC in the final seconds of added minute when Arbind Singh clearance of Amir Lama´s take fall for Bhutia who slotted the ball in and confirmed the semifinal berth.
A goal each from Amir Lama and Pema Bhutia at the dying minute of each half confirmed semifinal berth for Kanchanjunga FC