Thimphu City FC claimed an all important three points at Changlimithang against Drukstars. Mipham scored his second goal of the season, Alberto took advantage of their defensive error and Jay Hart scored a brace. The match also saw Nima Wangdi feature for the first time since being sidelined due to injury he sustained on international duty against Guam. He assisted Jay’s second for the night and 19th for the season.
As usual, we have Ugyen Terry passing his verdict on how the players fared individually.
Mipham C. Jigme 8/10: Yet another solid performance at the back. Scored the all important first goal. Composed while in possession of the ball.
Jay Hart 8/10: Scored a brace and registered an assist. Rifled the first into the top corner. Need to link up more with the midfielders.
Ngawang Jampel 7/10: Was composed and made few key saves. Could have been a clean sheet if not for the lapse in concentration by the defenders.
Alberto Martins 7/10: Made the best out of the moment of error from the defender. Scored a persistent goal. Off the ball movement was good. Looked threatening down the left.
Tshering Dorji 7/10: Covered a lot of ground. Was box to box and the engine of the team. Need to move further forward and involve more in the opposition box.
Lungtok Dawa 7/10: Was up and down the right flank. Defended well and offered width to the team going forward. Second half performance went down slightly.
Phuntsho Jigme 6/10: Partnered with Mipham and defended well. Conceded a goal which could have been avoided. Should work more on reading the game.
Karma S. Tshering 6/10: Did not have much impact on the field. Need to work on off the ball movement. Overall performance was below his capabilities.
Biren Basnet 6/10: Drifted on the right flank. Impact was minimal. Could have scored from Alberto cross.
Orgyen W. Tshering 6/10: Looked slightly out of match fitness. Need to link up more with the strikers.
Purna K. Pradhan 6/10: Was disciplined and carried duty. Did not offer much going forward.
This view is that of the columnist . It does not necessarily represent the position of Thimphu City Football Club.