Jawalakhel Youth Club returned to the top of the standings of Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 after defeating Himalayan Sherpa 1-0 on Tuesday.
An own goal from Amrit Shrestha in the 23rd minute at Dasharath Stadium was enough for Jawalakhel to go top. Both Jawalakhel and Church Boys United, who face defending Champions Machhindra Football Club on Wednesday, are level on 27 points but Jawalakhel top the standings due to better head-to-head difference between the two sides.
Three Star Club missed chance to level points with table toppers after being frustrated by New Road Team for a goalless draw at Dasharath Stadium.
In the other match at Chyasal Stadium, Sankata Club defeated Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club with a brace from Youssef Atriss. A victory for Satdobato would have put them in the second place but the defeat means they are fifth with 23 points.
Atriss scored Sankata's first from the spot in the 14th minute and added another in the 26th.
The victory puts Sankata in ninth place with 20 points.