Dharan, February 28

Rupandehi-XI came from behind to beat Dharan Football Club 4-1 and advanced to the semi-finals of the 18th International Invitational Budha Subba Red Bull Gold Cup Football Tournament here at the ANFA Technical Centre today.

The hosts took lead through Rajin Dhimal before Bikram Limbu, Ganesh Khadka, Victor Amboi and Shiva Shrestha scored four goals for Rupandehi inside 19 minutes. Dharan went ahead in the 24th minute when Dhimal scored from the spot after Khadka pulled him down inside the D-Box. The hosts went to the break with a lead but they conceded four goals in second half to crash out of tournament.

Limbu levelled the scores in the 67th minute Khadka put Rupandehi ahead in the 79th minute. Anboi made it 3-1 in the 82nd minute and Shrestha put the issue beyond doubt with the team’s fourth goal two minutes before the end. Amboi was named the man-of-the-match and he received Rs 5,000. A total of eight teams are competing in the tournament. The winners will walk away with Rs 400,000, while the runners-up will receive Rs 200,000.