Women's National Football League

APF's Bhagwati Thapa (right) tries to beat Western Region's Khusbu Pariyar during the Women’s National Football League in Lalitpur on Monday. Photo: THT

Lalitpur, April 18

Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) registered huge wins on the second day of the Women’s National Football League here at the ANFA Complex grounds today.

In the first match, TAC overwhelmed Far-western Region 20-0, while APF hammered Western Region 16-0. Sharmila Thapa Magar netted seven goals alone for TAC, while Dipa Adhikari and Krishna Khatri completed their hat-tricks. Dipa Rai, Sumitra Bhomjon, Sapana Lama netted two each and Anjali Waiba scored one.

Thapa Magar opened the scoring in the eighth minute and completed her hat-trick with goals in the ninth and 17th minutes. She then added four more in the 46th, 69th, 79th and 80th minutes. Adhikari scored in the 37th, first minute of injury time and 60th minutes, while Khatri found the back of the nets in the 22nd, 28th and 42nd minutes. Rai scored in the 56th and 62nd minutes, while Bomjon netted in the 26th and 81st minutes and Lama scored in the 45th and 77th. Waiba scored her goal in the 71st minute.

TAC coach Chakra Bahadur Tamang said the squad was new and they were trying to set the team. “The opponents had not trained for a long time and our players were too strong for them,” he said. “We want to lift the trophy and we know it’s not going to be easy.” Far-western coach Raghbhendra Karki said the players were not ready for the tournament. “As the players were busy in their SLC exams, we did not have enough time for training. We want to win at least a match in the tournament.”

In another match, star-studded APF hammered Western riding on four goals each from Laxmi Kumari Paudel and Sabitra Bhandari. Sajana Rana scored a hat-trick, while Anu Lama netted a brace. Anita KC, Manju Dong and Anita Basnet added one each for APF.