APF enter semis

JHAPA: The 10-man Nepal APF Club defeated Madan Bhandari Sports Academy 3-1 and advanced to the semi-finals of the Damak Gold Cup Football Tournament here on Friday.

Hari Karki completed the hat-trick for APF, while Mapwell Elon scored the consolation goal for MBSA. Karki opened the scoring for APF in the 10th minute and added two more goals in the 27th minute and injury time.

MBSA’s Elon pulled one back in 18th minute.  APF were reduced to 10 men in the 20th minute after Aditya Chaudhary got marching orders. On Saturday, hosts Damak-XI will take on Tribhuvan Army Club. — HNS