Shahid Smriti Cup
KATHMANDU: Hosts Shahid Smriti Majdur Football Club defeated Adarsha Youth Club of Kaski 5-0 and Knight Chess Club of Dhaka beat Sahara Club of Pokhara 2-1 in the inaugural day matches of the Shahid Smriti Majdur Football Tournament at the Dasharath Stadium on Saturday. In the first match, man of the match Suraj Adhikari and Jeevan Sinkeman struck two each and Pankaj Lama netted one for the hosts. In the other match, Sahara took lead in the third minute through Naresh KC’s goal. Man of the match Yogesh Gurung levelled the scores in the 13th minute and Suvash Rai netted the winner from the spot in the 49th minute.
Golden Gate in semis
LALITPUR: Golden Gate College entered the semi-finals of the Akhil Cup Valleywide Inter-college Football Tournament on Saturday. Held at the FIFA Technical Centre in Chyasal, Golden Gate defeated Himalayan White House 3-0 riding on a hat-trick from Nirajan Malla. The U-19 national team player Malla struck in the 15th, 63rd and 71st minutes. Golden Gate will face Nepal Commerce Campus. Xavier International College and Patan Multiple Campus have already advanced to the last four.
Sunrise FC win
POKHARA: Sunrise ‘A’ defeated Archalbot FC 1-0 to win the eighth Indreni Cup Open Seven-A-Side Football Tournament on Saturday. Buddha Pariyar scored the solitary goal of the final barely after 90 seconds of the start. The winners received Rs 30,000, while the runners up took home Rs 20,000. Bikram Thapa of Nayagaun Youth Club won the highest scorer’s award on toss after eight players were tied at three goals each. Raj Kumar Thapa of Archalbot was adjudged the best player, while Lahachowk FC’s Arjun Sen was named the best goalkeeper. Lahachowk also bagged the disciplined team award.
A version of this article appears in print on January 17, 2010 of The Himalayan Times.