Sun Moon ‘B’ enter semis

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 26:

Sun Moon ‘B’ beat Brigade Boys Clun 5-4 on penalties and entered the semi-finals of the Sun Moon Peace Cup Under-19 Football Tournament, which has been organised by Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP), Nepal under the technical assistance of Kathmandu District FA, here at National Police Acadmy on Tuesday. After a goalless draw in the normal 90-minute time, both the teams scored one goal each in the 30-minute added time. BBC took lead in the 108th minute through Kuma Sunuwar, who silenced the host team supporters with a spectacular goal from 35-yards. But their celebrations did not last long as Sun Moon’s defender Deepesh Kunwar replied with a fine header following substitute Sangram Gurung’s cross four minutes later.

In tie-breaker, Sangram Gurung, Pradeep Giri, Umesh Khadka and skipper Krishna Sharma scored for Sun Moon, while Bikram Lama, Kumar Sunuwar and Sunil Thapa converted their spot kick for BBC. Sun Moon goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu punched out Rajendra Deula’s attempt while BBC’s Mihir Tiwari ended up with a wide shot. BBC goalkeeper Subodh Gauchan saved the attempt of Sun Moon’s Muskan Shrestha. BBC should have won the match in extra time, but the team failed to utilize three free kicks on the edge of the D-Box, while they were denied victory by Sun Moon goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu with a couple of spectacular saves. Sun Moon ‘B’ will face Friends Club in the semi-finals. In Wednesday’s first semi-final match Machhindra Club will take on Sun Moon team ‘A’.