Birtamod triumph

PANCHTHAR: Birtamod United defeated Mission United 4-2 on penalties in the ninth Ruslan Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament here at the Phidim High School grounds on Saturday.

Birtamod emerged victorious in spot kick battle after a 1-1 draw in regulation period.

Suman Mainali, Dilen Loktan, Karna Limbu and Bikki Chaudhary converted their shots for Birtamod, while Bikash Rai and Bikesh Limbu scored for Mission United on penalties.

Earlier, Ashish Chapagain put Birtamod ahead in the fourth minute but Bikesh Limbu levelled the tally in the 15th minute.

On Sunday, Nepal APF Club will play against Sunsari-XI.