Nepal | January 22, 2019

Saraswoti taste victory

Himalayan News Service

Arju Singh (left) of Jawalakhel Youth Club and Asish Gurung of Himalayan Sherpa Club vie for the ball during their Pulsar Martyr’s Memorial ‘A’ Division League match at APF Football Ground in Kathmandu on Saturday. Photo: Udipt Singh Chhetry

Kathmandu, November 24

Saraswoti Youth Club defeated Friends Club 3-0 for their first victory on the Pulsar Martyrs Memorial A Division League here at the Nepal APF Club grounds today.

Foreign recruits Victor, Francis Okechukwin and Olusola Ibrahim scored a goal each for Saraswoti. Victor put Saraswoti ahead in the 13th minute when he collected the miss-pass from Friends goalkeeper Pradip Bhandari before burying the ball into the nets. Bhandari carelessly threw the ball towards Victor after saving a shot from Prejen Tamang.

Saraswoti then added two more goals in the second half. Fransis doubled the lead in the 73rd minute with an easy goal from close range, while the scorer turned the provider in the 83rd minute when he set for Ibrahim in 83rd minute.

Saraswoti’s Victor was named the man of the match. Saraswoti opened their accounts with three points after the completion of the third round, while Friends suffered their third loss in a row.

Sherpa beat JYC

Karna Limbu score a brace as Himalayan Sherpa Club registered a 2-1 victory over Grand Master Jawalakhel Youth Club.

Limbu netted twice in the second half to put Sherpa in commanding position, while JYC got a gift from Sherpa’s Ashish Gurung who scored into his own nets. With the win, Sherpa moved to fourth position with seven points, while JYC are yet to open their accounts after the completion of three rounds.

After a goalless first half, Limbu opened the scoring in the 66th minute when he found the back of the nets in rebound. JYC goalkeeper Tekendra Thapa blocked Bishwas Shrestha’s attempt but Limbu was right there to put the ball into the nets.

Limbu doubled the tally in the 75th minute with his second goal of the match following a corner from Shrestha. JYC cut the deficit, thanks to an own goal from Ashish Gurung. The goal came after a miscommunication between Gurung and goalkeeper Kishor Giri.


A version of this article appears in print on November 25, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


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