NPC enter semi-finals

CHITWAN: Nepal Police Club thrashed Saraswoti Youth Club 5-0 and advanced to the semi-finals of the Tuborg Jaycees Bikash Running Shield Football Tournament here at the Campa Chaur grounds on Friday.

Suman Lama scored a treble for the departmental side in the one-sided affair against the fellow ‘A’ division outfit, while Nir Kumar Rai and Hem Tamang netted one each.

Lama opened the scoring in the first minute of the match before Rai made it 2-0 in the 24th minute. Tamang extended the lead in the 53rd minute before Lama completed his hat-trick with goals in the 78th and 84th minutes. Lama earned the man-of-the-match award along with Rs 10,000. On Saturday, Nepal APF Club will take on Jhapa-XI.

A total of 10 teams are taking part in the tournament and top two sides will earn Rs 666,666 and Rs 333,333 respectively.