Young Orchid has become the champion of the Sikkim Football Association ‘C’ Division Football Tournament 2018 played here at Paljor Stadium. Young Orchid is a team of Sikkim Police, which comprises of new and young footballers.
In the final match of the league on Sunday, Young Orchid has stunned Dzongri Football Club 6-1. However, both finalist teams have been promoted to SFA Second Division State League 2019.
With an attacking start, Bishal Chettri has scored the lead for Young Orchid in the 26thminute and soon his teammate, Lacho Tshering Lepcha doubled the lead in the 32ndminute.
With another goal by Ongchuk Sherpa in the 36thminute, Young Orchid has finished the first half with 3-0 lead. In the early minutes of the second half, Pahalman Rai further extended the lead of Young Orchid to 4-0 in the 49thminute.
Dzongri FC players played their hearts out to bounce back into the match and a goal by Rapgay Lepcha in the 53rdminute gave some hope to Dzongri FC players but it was not enough to stop Young Orchid.
Ongchuk Sherpa has completed his brace in the 80thminute and soon Lacho Tshering Lepcha also completed his brace in the 83rdminute to seal 6-1 victory of Young Orchid.
Tshering Dorjee Lepcha of Dzongri FC has been adjudged as the Man of the Match. Both teams have been awarded with trophies and individual medals.
The league was started on 06 June with the participation of 12 clubs of the State, which were divided into four groups.
The topper of the each group entered into the semi-final round. In the first semi-final, Young Orchid defeated Chujachen FC 4-2 to enter into the finals, while Dzongri FC edged past Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club 3-2 in the second semi-final match.