PANCHTHAR: New Star Club of Sunsari defeated Jawalakhel Youth Club 4-2 on penalties and advanced to the semi-finals of the second Wai Wai Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament on Tuesday.
The match was decided in spot kick battle after both the teams were deadlocked at 2-2 in regulation period. Sunsari’s Hemant Rana Magar, Suraj Sunuwar, Ramesh Rajbanshi and Nishan Limbu converted their shots from the spots, while Jawalakhel’s Dijebrel and Janak Karki scored goals but Janak Shrestha and Janak Tamang failed to convert their shots.
Earlier, Hemant Rana Magar opened the scoring for Sunsari in 34th minute before Dijebrel levelled the tally in the 70th minute.
However, Hemant Rana Magar restored the lead in the 83rd minute, while Jawalakhel’s Glory levelled the scores in 88th minute. Sunsari goalkeeper Bibek Chaudhary was named the-man-of-the-match.