NRT set date with Friends in final
Lalitpur, May 16:
New Road Team (NRT) and Friends Club will fight for the championship in the Nepal Bank Junior ‘A’ Division League (U-14) football on Thursday.
In the semi-finals, NRT came back from a goal down to beat defending champions Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) 2-1 while Friends downed Jawalakhel Youth Club (JYC) 4-1 in tie breaker following a 1-1 draw in the regulation time.
Kiran Rai provided MMC a lead after 13 minutes but Naresh Pokharel levelled the tally for NRT seven mintues later. Deepak Karki found the decider for NRT in the 67th minute.
In the second semi-final, Friends took control of the game in the 15th minute on a goal from Nirajan Malla but Sabindra Shrestha forced the extra time following his 31st minute equaliser.
The game went to penalty shoot out after both the teams failed to net the winner in
the added time.
Dil Kumar Lama, Barshad Gurung, Bikram Adhikari and Bikram Lama converted the spot kicks for Friends while only Sabindra Shrestha scored for JYC. Hari Ale and Rabindra Thapa of Friends missed their shots.