GAIGHAT: APF team defeated Morang Academy 2-0 in the first semi-finals and entered into the final of sixth Udayapur Gold Cup here on Wednesday.
Departmental team striker Hari Karki broke the deadlock in the 12th minute to give his team a deserved lead before Hari Syantang doubled the tally on the stroke of the halftime.
In the second half, both the teams created numerous scoring opportunities but to no avail.
Later, APF’s Hari Syantang was adjudged man-of-the-match for his overall performance. He bagged a cash purse of Rs 7,000 along with medal and certificate.
After the post-match press conference, APF head coach Sandeep Shrestha said, we were able to put the result in our favour despite unfair weather today.
Likewise, Morang Academy coach Sajib Budathoki said, “We were not that weak, but the weather played its part.”
Meanwhile, the hosts Udayapur-11 will take on Gorkha Boys of Butwal in other semi-finals tomorrow, according to the organisers.