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I-League: United Sikkim FC 3-2 Salgaocar FC

United Sikkim FC v Salgaocar FC

United Sikkim FC defeated Salgaocar FC in an entertaining match at the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.

Salgaocar FC took the lead twice, but the Sikkimese team managed to come back and to decide the match in their favour.

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I-LEAGUE 2012/13
at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok



0-1 Ángel Guirado Aldeguer (49′)
1-1 Salau Nuruddin Olawale (53′)
1-2 Milagres Gonsalves (57′)
2-2 Lineker Machado (67′)’
3-2 Sandesh Jhingan (73′)



United Sikkim FC
Tae-Yoon, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Ashish Chettri, Munmun Timoty Lugun, Rahul Jaiswal, Míchael Steven Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Raju Debnath, Lineker Machado, Salau Nuruddin Olawale, Budhiram Tudu

Unused Subs

Salgaocar FC
Karanjit Singh; Nicolau Colaco, Luciano Sabrosa, Rahul Kumar, Collin Abranches; Francis Fernandes, Rocus Lamare, Ángel Guirado Aldeguer, Anthony Barbosa; Milagres Gonsalves, Quinton Norman Jacobs

Unused Subs




Assistant Referees
…, …

Fourth Official

Match Commissioner



Yellow Cards

Yellow-Red Cards

Red Cards





Debutants United Sikkim FC came back from one goal down twice to upset established I-League side Salgaocar 3-2 in a thrilling match at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.

After a dull first 45 minutes, the game exploded in second half when Angel Guirado gave the Goan club the lead in the 50th minute. A horrific misunderstanding between United Sikkim goalkeeper Yoon Tae and his defender allowed Aldecuer to head in a rebound from two yards out.

The Snow Lions, happy till now in defending deep, responded swiftly and restored parity two minutes later. Its striker Buddiram Tudu rode in unchallenged from midfield but his shot was parried by Salgaocar goalkeeper Karanjit Singh. Nurudeen Salau arrived in time to poke home the loose ball and equalize for United Sikkim.

Even before the 12,000 odd home supporters could finish celebrating the first I-League goal of United Sikkim, Salgaocar took the lead for the second time in 56th minute. A quickly taken free kick beat an unprepared United Sikkim defence and goalkeeper but hit the post. Milagres Gonsalves was at the correct place to capitalize on the rebound and make the score 2-1 in favour of Salgaocar.

United Sikkim, playing in I-League for the first time, refused to concede defeat and left winger Lineker Machado equalized with a fine strike in the 64th minute. Boosted by a boisterous home crowd, United Sikkim then took the lead in the 75th minute when defender Sandesh Jhingan rose highest to head an Ashish Chettri free kick.

United Sikkim withstood fierce pressure from Salgaocar for the remaining period to bag 3 full points in its I-League debut match.