Thimphu City FC Clinched a Commanding 4-0 Victory Over RTC FC.
In a highly anticipated clash between Thimphu City FC and RTC FC, Thimphu City FC delivered a scintillating performance to secure an impressive 4-0 victory over RTC FC in the thrilling encounter at the BoB Bhutan Premier League.
From the opening whistle, the runner-up of last season’s BoB Bhutan Premier League, Thimphu City FC, displayed a determination that was evident in their attacking prowess. Swift ball movements and cohesive teamwork allowed them to control the tempo of the game, putting the RTC FC defense under immense pressure. The breakthrough came early in the first half when Thimphu City’s debutant, “Armand Readoum,” found the back of the net with a clinical finish, sending the home crowd into a frenzy.
RTC FC fought back valiantly, attempting to regain their composure, but Thimphu City FC’s defense of Tenzin Norbu and Dorjis held firm, denying any clear-cut opportunities. Their solid backline and timely interceptions frustrated RTC FC’s attacking efforts. Thimphu City’s midfield showcased remarkable control over the game, creating opportunities and dictating play with their accurate passing. Meanwhile, Armand added his second of the night
As the second half commenced, Thimphu City intensified its attacking onslaught. With precision passing and incisive movement, they added to their lead with two more well-executed goals from Armand, leaving RTC FC’s defense in disarray. Despite their best efforts, RTC FC struggled to regain control of the match, with Thimphu City’s defense thwarting every attempt. The hat trick for Armand came in the minute when he calmly slotted the ball behind the net from the penalty spot after Dorji was brought down by Kinley Gyeltshen and was also sent off for his action.
The final nail in the coffin came in the 80th minute after a beautiful cross from the right flank was made by Dawa Tshering, which connected the man of the match, Armand,” and headed inside the net softly. Besides a resounding victory over RTC FC, a few of their academy players were given little playing time in the final minutes of the game, making their debut in the Bhutan Premier League.
The head coach of RTC FC, Mr. Ugyen Dorji, stated during the press conference that he didn’t anticipate losing the game and added that it was their first game of the season in which his players lacked a little coordination and because of the new turf, they couldn’t control the ball. On the other hand, the head coach of Thimphu City FC, Mr. Ngawang Dhendup, stated that it’s a good start for the season and was in full praise for his players performances and his new signing, Armand Beadoum.
The third match of the BoB Bhutan Premier League, 2023, is going to be played between Transport United FC and Ugyen Academy FC at Changlimithang National Stadium at 6 p.m.