Satdobato, Madhyapur off to winning starts

- Sports Bureau, LALITPUR

Feb 12, 2019-

Satdobato Youth Club and Madhyapur Youth Association made winning starts to the Martyrs Memorial ‘B’ Division League football tournament at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Monday.

Satdobato beat Shree Kumari Club 2-1 and Madhyapur saw off Khumaltar Youth Club 3-2. In the first match, Dipesh Gurung put Satdobato ahead in the 21st minute through a 30-yard freekick before Ranjan Pun doubled the advantage in the 53rd. Shree Kumari pulled one back in the stoppage time which turned out just to be a consolation goal.

Abhay Rana’s brace went in vain for Khumaltar who succumbed to defeat against Madhyapur in the late fixture of the day. Madhyapur opened the scoring in the eighth minute through Subarna Bikram Karki before Rana levelled the scores in the 40th minute. Kailash Lamichhane restored Madhyapur’s one goal cushion going into break as he netted in the first half stoppage time. Bibesh Gurung made it 3-1 for Madhaypur in the 66th.

Rana scored his second individual goal for Khumaltar in the 74th minute to cut the deficit. Khumaltar kept on pushing for an equaliser and could have snatched at least a point in the fading moments of the game but Rajendra Deula missed out on converting a penalty.

Published: 12-02-2019 11:19

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