Hosts Jhapa 11 FC have qualified for the semifinals of the fifth Jhapa Gold Cup 2078 with a statement victory over Red Panda FC, Sikkim 5-1 to make it to the final four.
Jhapa had fielded a team with national players who played in the A Division League. Bimal Gharti Magar opened the scoring for Jhapa in the 31st minute through a penalty. Pinso Bhutia gifted an own goal in the 55th minute of the match. Bishal Rai 'B' added another in the 58th minute. Bimal Gharti Magar converted another spot-kick in the 77th minute to score the fourth goal for his team. Bimal had earlier missed a penalty in the 60th minute. Pinso Lepcha got sent off in the 84th minute and Sikkim were down to ten men.
Bishwas Shrestha added another in the 89th minute to make sure Jhapa win 5-1 to advance to the semifinals. Watch the match Highlights:
5th Jhapa Gold Cup: Jhapa XI Vs Sankata Club (2-0) - MATCH HIGHLIGHTS