Queen’s Gurkha Signals twice come from behind to win Nepal Cup final thriller in dying moments of extra time

The Queen’s Gurkha Signals (QG Signals) have won the Nepal Cup after a thrilling final in Aldershot at the Brigade of Gurkhas Bhela. They came from behind twice, scoring the winner in the dying moments of extra time.

They beat The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR) 3-2, after the sides finished level at 1-1 after regular time.

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It did not take long for 1 RGR to go ahead, taking the lead after just eight minutes.

Despite lots of early QG Signals possession on a blustery and wet day in and skipper 1 RGR took a 1-0 lead into half-time. It was not until the 89th minute, when the QG Signals equalised forced the match into extra time.

However, 1 RGR quickly retook the lead with a Mousam Rai goal just a minute into the extra time period. Five minutes later, it seemed QG Signals would equalise once again, when they were awarded a penalty, but their hopes were dashed when the attempt struck the crossbar.

However, QG Signals striked back quickly with a goal to take the score to 2-2. The goal was certainly popular with their supporters, many of whom ran onto the pitch in celebration.

Then deep into extra time the Queen’s Gurkha Signals scored to seal the deal and won the match 3-2; their 11th Nepal Cup title.

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