MPC easy winners over JYC
Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu, July 3:
Ramesh Budhathoki scored two goals as Mahendra Police Club (MPC) thrashed Jawalakhel Youth Club (JYC) 4-0 to remain in the second position at the the Martyr’s Memorial Everest ‘A’ Division League here today. Although the result did not affect the standings, the three points were valuable for the policemen. Now, the policemen have 33 points, while the only unbeaten team Three Star Club have 36 points from 14 matches. Tribhuvan Army Club and Manang Marsyangdi Club are at the third and fourth place respectively with 25 points each. Friends Club are fifth with 17 points and JYC are at the bottom of the six-team super league. On Saturday, Police dominated the field from the start of the play as Parbat Pandey scored in the second minute. Pandey found the net on Ramesh Budhathoki’s back pass inside the six-yard box. Stand-in skipper Ramesh Budhathoki made it 2-0 in the 21st minute, when he flicked the cross from Raju Katuwal into the net as JYC goalkeeper Bikash Malla could not trace the ball.
Budhathoki scored his second goal in the 35th minute giving the policemen a 3-0 lead. The ball came on the path of Budhathoki deflecting JYC defender on Jumanu Rai’s attempt. This was his 10th goal in the league and is in the joint third spot in the highest scorers’ list with TAC skiper Janamat Karki. Three Star striker Surendra Tamang is on top with 15 goals, while MMC’s Basnta Thapa has 12 goals to his credit in the race to win a motor bike. The 43rd minute goal from Kishor Subba gave policeman unbeatable 4-0 lead. Subba easily netted the ball on Ramesh Budhathoki’s pass, leaving JYC custodian Bikash Malla stranded in the penalty area. In the first half, JYC were unable to create goal-threatening moves, while they played a defensive second-half and succeeded in stopping MPC from scoring.