Birgunj United has been declared the winner in the second quarter-final match of the second Lahan Mayor Gold Cup. After the Jhapa team left the field in the second half, Birgunj was declared the winner.
In the 32nd minute of the first half of today's match at Pashupati Adarsh Mavi's playground, a foul was committed on a Birganj player. After some arguments, the chief referee Ajay Singh showed a red card to Jhapa's Ekraj Budhathoki in the 34th minute of the match.
Tension was created in the game after the red card was shown. Although a long time was spent in discussion, a goal was scored in the free kick received by Birganj. Sagar Chaudhary scored a goal in the 40th minute when the Jhapa players did not defend.
Similarly, the game resumed when the tension was not balanced. Ranjay Choudhary of Birganj again scored at Jhapa's empty post. Jhapa players did not enter the field in the second half.
Meanwhile, the host Him Kasturi Yuva Club asked Jhapa Damak's team Chatya Sa Library to return to the game. Jhapa, who did not return to the game, was given an additional 5 minutes.
After not entering the Jhapa ground on time, the chief referee Ajay Singh blew the final whistle and the organizers declared Birgunj United the winner.
Tomorrow (Thursday) Dharan's Mitra Milan Club (MMC) will compete against Siraha's Salhesh Youth Club. The winner of the final match, to be held on Falgun 1st, will get 3 lakh cash and the runner-up will get 1 lakh 50 thousand cash.
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