A Splendid Display From The Citizens
Thimphu City FC delivered a commanding performance, securing a 4-1 victory over Thimphu Raven FC. Armand emerged as the standout player, initiating the scoring spree by breaking the deadlock in the 20th minute with a classic finish, thanks to Nima Wangdi, (who played as a holding midfielder for the match), who delivered a well-executed through ball from their own half. In the 23rd minute, Armand doubled his tally, as his shot was deflected in by Tashi Ghalley who slid a tackle inside the box to stop Armand’s powerful shot.
Armand completed his hat trick in the 36th minute by tapping in a precise cross from Ajay Gurung, showcasing his clinical finishing ability. Tenzin Namgyal further extended Thimphu City FC’s lead, finding the net from close range in the 44th minute, securing a four-goal advantage by halftime.
Thimphu Raven FC managed to pull one back in the second half, with Martins registering a goal in the 68th minute. However, their first-half struggles were evident, failing to produce any shots on target. Thimphu City FC’s dominance was underscored by their high “ball in play” time of 66 minutes, the highest number of passes (726), and an impressive pass success rate of 92%.
Thimphu City FC’s control of the game was further highlighted by their 666 successful passes, showcasing their strategic prowess. In contrast, Thimphu Raven FC had a lone shot on target and managed to net just one goal. Overall, Thimphu City FC’s superiority was unmistakable throughout the match.