Nepal APF Club defeated Tribhuvan Army Club 2-0 and opened up a four-point lead at the top of the National Women's League here at the ANFA Complex grounds today.

Anjali Kumari Yadav and Saru Limbu scored one each goal in the first half to seal APF's third consecutive victory in the seven-team league, which is being played under two-leg format for the first time. Star striker Sabitra Bhandari assisted on both goals.

With the win, APF accumulated maximum nine points from three matches and are four points ahead of fellow departmental side Nepal Police Club, who played a 1-1 draw with Waling Municipality in the day's another match. With their second draw in three matches, NPC are at the second position with five points, while TAC are third with four. Waling, who have recruited three foreign players for the campaign, played their second draw and have earned two points from three matches.

In the match between the two departmental archrivals, Anjali Kumari Yadav put APF ahead in the 27th minute with a left-footed shot following a pass from Bhandari. The alltime highest scorer for the women's national team, Bhandari set Saru Limbu for the team's goal in the first half injury time.

In another match, Waling took lead through Metho Eludie Ruth's goal in the 53rd minute before Rekha Poudel levelled the scores in the 65th minute when she found the back of the nets following a free kick from Amrita Jaisi.