In a captivating Nepal Super League encounter that will be forever etched in the memories of football enthusiasts, FC Chitwan secured their inaugural win in league history by defeating Birgunj United 2-1. The action unfolded at the Dasharath Stadium, where the historic significance played out.
First Half: Bimal Gharti Magar Breaks the Ice
The match kicked off with both FC Chitwan and Birgunj United displaying a palpable sense of determination. The early exchanges were marked by a balance of power, with both teams testing the waters. The breakthrough arrived in the 29th minute when FC Chitwan's talismanic forward, Bimal Gharti Magar, showcased his goal-scoring prowess. A clinical finish from Gharti Magar found the back of the net, sending the FC Chitwan faithful into raptures.
The teams headed into the halftime break with FC Chitwan holding a slender yet crucial 1-0 lead.
Second Half: Baffour's Header Levels the Playing Field
The second half witnessed an intensification of efforts from Birgunj United, determined to claw their way back into the game. Their breakthrough came in the 55th minute when forward Baffour rose majestically above the FC Chitwan defense, connecting with a precise corner kick to level the score at 1-1.
Toric Jebrin Seals the Historic Win for FC Chitwan
With the match finely poised, both teams pushed for a decisive advantage. FC Chitwan, however, demonstrated their resilience and composure. In the 68th minute, the moment of glory unfolded as Toric Jebrin, a midfield dynamo for FC Chitwan, etched his name in history. A precise strike from Jebrin found the back of the net, propelling FC Chitwan into a 2-1 lead.
The final minutes of the match saw both teams engage in a frenetic battle, but Birgunj United was unable to breach the FC Chitwan defense once more. As the referee's whistle echoed through Dasharath Stadium, FC Chitwan players and fans alike erupted in jubilation, celebrating the club's first-ever victory in the Nepal Super League.