Puja thrash Nawadeep Kunja

KATHMANDU: Puja English Secondary School registered a thumping 5-0 win over Navadeep Vidhya Kunja School in the Group ‘E’ match of the Coca-Cola Inter-school National Football Tournament qualifiers at the San-ogaucharan grounds today.

Saroj Bake opened the scoring in the second minute before Dinesh added two more in the sixth and 22nd minutes for Puja. Sushil Chhetri made it 4-0 in the 25th before Sudip Gautam completed the rout in the 71st minute.

In the second game, Bal Kumari Higher Secondary School hammered Daffodil Boarding School 6-0 on three goals from Shyam Maharjan (14th, 31st, 70th), two from Raj Maharjan (34th, 40th) and one from Prashant Tamang (1st). Likewise, Arun Deep Academy eased to a 4-0 win over Himalayan Ashaya Bal Sikchhya Academy. Prakash Pariyar (69th, 72nd) scored after Ripesh Rai (34th) and Brajesh Adhikari (39th) had put Arun Deep 2-0 up in the first half.

In the last match, Sambhavi School dispatched Budhanilkantha HS School 5-0. Kishore Bahadur Singh (61st, 67th) and Nabin Rai (70th, 79th) struck twice late in the match after Bikash Gurung had given Sambhavi the seventh minute lead.

Meanwhile, St Xavier’s School and Padmodaya HS School recorded wins in the Group ‘H’ matches held at the FIFA Technical Centre in Chyasal. St Xavier’s crushed Snowland Ranag Light of Education School 5-0 on two goals from Suraj Bhandari (61st,71st) and one apiece from Kundan Shrestha (58th), Ashok Lama (70th) and Pariskrit Giri (80th). In the other match, Padmodaya saw off Danfe English School 3-0. Rohit Kumar Ale struck twice (19th, 57th) and Roshan Karki (75th) added the third.