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34th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup: Nepal's Three Star Club are champions!

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Modified 23 Nov 2013, 09:30 IST
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Sikkim Governors Gold Cup

In an all Nepalese final, Three Star Club defeated Manang Marshyangdi Club 3-1 and lifted the 34th All India Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup trophy on the artificial turf ground of the Paljor Stadium in the state capital Gangtok. The 34th edition of the prestigious All India Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup Football Tournament was held from November 7 to 22, 2013.

This years competition was a 16 team affair with teams from India and Nepal taking part. The organiser, the Sikkim Football Association, were able to get participation from ONGC, Mumbai Tigers FC, Kalighat Milan Sangha, Royal Wahingdoh FC, the Tata Football Academy and the state’s own United Sikkim FC.

Calcutta Premier Division sides George Telegraph SC, Eastern Railway SC and Kalighat Club also took part besides NISA from Manipur, MP United FC from Madhya Pradesh, Kanchenjunga FC from North Bengal besides an own Sikkim FA XI.

Neighbouring Nepal this year send three sides in last year beaten finalists Three Star Club, Manang Marshyangdi Club and the Nepal National Youth XI.

RESULTS

Round 1
07-Nov-2013: Sikkim FA XI 0-4 Tata Football Academy
10-Nov-2013: United Sikkim FC 4-2 Kanchenjunga FC
08-Nov-2013: ONGC 2-1 Kalighat Club
09-Nov-2013: Nepal National Youth XI 1-0 Eastern Railway SC

Pre-Quarterfinals
11-Nov-2013: NISA, Manipur 0-2 Tata Football Academy
12-Nov-2013: MP United FC 1-3 United Sikkim FC
12-Nov-2013: George Telegraph SC 1-4 Nepal National Youth XI
13-Nov-2013: Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal) 2-1 ONGC

Quarterfinals
14-Nov-2013: Mumbai Tigers FC 0-0,4-5 Tata Football Academy [penalties]
15-Nov-2013: Royal Wahingdoh FC 1-1,1-2 Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal) [penalties]
16-Nov-2013: Three Star Club (Nepal) 2-0 United Sikkim FC
17-Nov-2013: Kalighat Milan Sangha 1-0 Nepal National Youth XI

Semifinals
20-Nov-2013: Tata Football Academy 0-1 Three Star Club (Nepal)
21-Nov-2013: Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal) 1-0 Kalighat Milan Sangha

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Final
22-Nov-2013: Three Star Club (Nepal) 3-1 Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal)

Published 22 Nov 2013, 23:45 IST
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