Saturday, September 20, 2014

3rd Inter Departmental Football Tournament finals on Saturday

It is Human Resource Development Department, Gangtok versus Roads & Bridges Department in the finals of the 3rd Inter Departmental Football Tournament to be held on 20 September [Saturday] at Paljor Stadium.
HRDD, Gangtok secured its berth in the finals of the tournament defeating the State Bank of Sikkim in the first semi-final, while Roads & Bridges knocked out Power Department in the second semi-final.
This time the defending champion, Forest Department, which was also the winner of the first edition of the tournament, could not even make it to the last 16 [knock-out round] of the tournament.
SBS and Power Department played for the third place on 19 September where SBS emerged as the winner outplaying Power Department 2-1. Dawa Norbu Lepcha of Power Department was adjudged as the Man of the Match.
For the Top Scorer title of the tourney, Jigmee D Bhutia of Higher Education [HRDD] is still leading with his 9 goals while Karma Jigmee and Pema Bhutia of Roads & Bridges are in second place with 8 goals each.
Arun Kalikotey of HRDD Gangtok has scored the Fastest Goal [35th second] against the Rural Management & Development Department on 13 September so far in the tournament, while Bishal Tamang of HRDD Pakyong has scored the second Fastest Goal [40th second] in the match against Forest Department on 29 August.
Some other interesting records registered by the Organising Committee- [as on 19 September 2014]:
Total Goals scored- 245
Yellow Cards- 76
Red Cards- 1
Double Yellow- 2

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