First wins for Saraswati, Lumbini FC
Jun 18, 2018-Saraswati Youth Club and Lumbini FC registered first wins in the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Championship at Anfa Complex in Satdobato on Sunday.Saraswati overcome Machhindra Club 2-0 to open accounts in the Group ‘A’ after third match and ignite slim hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages from the five-team group. Machhindra is yet to open their account after defeats in two matches in a row.
The same group match saw Lumbini edge past New Road Team (NRT) 2-1 and earn three points after second match, inflicting the latter first defeat after three matches. NRT and Tribhuvan Army Club and are jointly on top of the table with six points but the latter have a match advantage. Top two teams from all four groups qualify into quarter-finals.
Late goals on either halves from Subash Karki and Man Kumar Rai sealed Saraswati Club’s win over Machhindra. Subash put Saraswati ahead moments before the interval and Man Kumar Rai killed off the match with a scorcher from the edge of box in the 85th minute.
In the late kick off, Mohan Thapa put Lumbini ahead early in the 11th minute. NRT restored the parity in the 52nd minute through Ranjit Pudasaini but Sundar Khadka slammed the second goal in the 62nd minute which earned full three poins for Lumbini.
Published: 18-06-2018 08:51