Lalit Memorial U-18 football: Jawalakhel knock out Army, enter semis

- Sports Bureau, LALITPUR 

Jul 16, 2019-

Jawalakhel Youth Club knocked out holders Tribhuvan Army Club in sudden death penalty shootout to enter the semi-finals of the Lalit Memorial U-18 football at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Monday.

The match was decided from the spot after the regulation 90 minutes finished in a 0-0 deadlock and the penalty shootout also ended in a 3-3 tie. Jawalakhel’s Ram Gurung converted the first shot of the sudden death while Anish Ale missed the target for departmental team, the champions in the last two editions.

In the penalty shootout, Army’ club’s Binaya Chaudhary, Shiva Bote and Bishal Sunar converted while Bishrant Basnet and Nischal Gurung failed missed out. Jawalakhel’s Sachu Gurung and Surja Guro missed the first two shots from spot before Dhiraj Pun Magar, Akshya Pradhan and Ashis Shahi scored to level the scores in tie-breaker.

The late quarter-final of the day saw Nepal Police Club register a hard fought 1-0 victory over Machhindra Club. Police scored the all-important goal in the second of the five-minute of stoppage time through Manjil Rai.

The outcome also completed the semi-final lineup of the tournament which will see the Police club take on Jawalakhel and Manang Marshyangdi Club playing against Brigade Boys Club for a place in the final. Both the semi-finals will be played on Thursday.

Published: 16-07-2019 09:36

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