Rupandehi through

PANCHTHAR: Agni Rupandehi-XI defeated United Kurseong FC of India 3-1 and advanced to the semi-finals of the ninth Ruslan Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament here at the Phidim High School grounds on Tuesday.

Rojin Subba scored a brace and Sunil Khadka added one for Rupandehi, while Prashant Tamang replied for United Kurseong. Rupandehi’s Khadka opened the scoring in the 19th minute and Subba doubled the tally 10 minutes later.

United Kurseong’s Gurung cut the deficit in the 35th minute before Subba scored his second goal to restore the lead in the 62nd minute.

Rupandehi’s Chhiring Gurung was named the man of the match and he received Rs 10,000. On Wednesday, Morang-XI will play against Tribhuvan Army Club.